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  • n. Plural form of bunnia.

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Examples

  • Brahmins and chumars, bankers and tinkers, barbers and bunnias, pilgrims and potters — all the world going and coming.

    Kim

  • Little groups of baboos [4] and bunnias [5] stood looking after, laughing and speculating; a native policeman, staring also, gave them sharp orders to disperse, and they said to him, "Peace, brother."

    Hilda A Story of Calcutta

  • The room was large, and round the four sides of it ran a very broad, very low, and very filthy divan, intended for the rest and repose of portly _bunnias_, [65] _seths_, [66] brokers, shopkeepers and others of the commercial fraternity, what time they assembled to chew pan and exchange lies and truths anent money and the markets.

    Driftwood Spars The Stories of a Man, a Boy, a Woman, and Certain Other People Who Strangely Met Upon the Sea of Life

  • India as a vast, confused jumble of Rajahs and _bunnias_ and servants and coolies -- all steeped in varying depths of dirt and dishonesty, greed and shameless ingratitude.

    Far to Seek A Romance of England and India

  • Brahmins and chumars, bankers and tinkers, barbers and bunnias, pilgrims and potters -- all the world going and coming.

    Kim

  • Terror-stricken _bunnias_ clung to the stirrups of the cavalry, crying that their houses had been robbed (which was a lie), and the burly Sikh horsemen patted them on the shoulder, and bade them return to those houses lest a worse thing should happen.

    Soldiers Three

  • The _bunnias_, and the oilmen, and the keepers of cookshops hid their wares and crept into dark places to hide.

    Caste

  • He had mapped this route out carefully in the day and knew just how to avoid the patrolling guards, and he was back in the narrow _chouk_ of the town that was a struggling stream of swaggering Pindaris, and darker skinned Marwari bunnias and shopkeepers.

    Caste

  • "The talk in the bazaars did little harm, for the fat _bunnias_ know well whose rule has given them their pickings.

    The Winds of the World

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