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Banyan

A Hindû shopkeeper. In Bengal it denotes a native who manages the money concerns of a European, and also serves as an interpreter. In Madras such an agent is called Dubash (i.e. one who can speak two languages). (See Banian Days.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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