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- n. A translator or interpreter in India. From Hindi do - Two, from Hindi Bhasha - Language, literally - one who knows two languages.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as dobhash.
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About a dozen pages of the book were filled with certificates to the above effect, which the dubash, although he spoke English fluently, not being able to read, considered as he had been informed at the time, to be decidedly in his favour.
"Yes, sir, you please to read them, and I go speak to young gentlemen, before other dubash come on board; I bring gentlemen little fruit," and laying the basket respectfully on the table, with another low salaam the man quitted the gun-room.
-- Hommajee Baba served me as dubash during my stay in this port.
Newton walked aft, and the first person he met was the dubash who had attended the Bombay Castle.
-- Being asked, Who these farmers were? he said, One of them was the renter of the St. Thomé district, near Madras, and the other, and the most responsible, was a Madras dubash.
I, Muttu Kistnah, of Madras Patnam, dubash, declare that I perfectly understand the Gentoo language, and do most solemnly affirm that the foregoing is a true translation of the annexed paper writing from the Gentoo language.
-- Being asked, Whom he was dubash to? he said, To Mr. Cass-major.
4P. to discuss over telengana issue dubash The Hindu reports that A.P. Home Min (Cong) said