Banian

Ban'ian (băn'y a n or băn*yăn'; 277) noun [ Sanskrit banij merchant. The tree was so named by the English, because used as a market place by the merchants.] 1. A Hindoo trader, merchant, cashier, or money changer. [ Written also banyan .] 2. A ...
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banian

1. A Hindoo trader, merchant, cashier, or money changer. ... Alternative forms: banyan. ... 2. A man's loose gown, like that worn by the Banians. ... 3. <botany> The Indian fig. See Banyan. Banian days, days in which the sailors have no flesh meat served out to them. This use seems to be borrowed from the Banians or Banya race, who eat no fle...
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Banian

• (n.) A Hindoo trader, merchant, cashier, or money changer. • (n.) A man`s loose gown, like that worn by the Banians. • (n.) The Indian fig. See Banyan.
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Banian

[Battagram] Banian (َUrdu & Pashto بانیاں) is a town, and one of twenty union councils in Battagram District in the Khyber Pukhtunkhwa of Pakistan. The place was named by Bania (caste) of Gujjars, while they formerly ruled the Gurjara Pratihara Kingdom for centuries. It is located at 34°36`30N 73°3`15E and has an altitude of 1287 m...
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Banian

A Banian, or Banyan is an Indian trader or merchant, one engaged in commerce generally, but more particularly one of the great traders of Western India, as in the seaports who traditionally carried on a large trade by means of caravans with the interior of Asia, and with Africa by vessels. They form a class of the Vaisya caste, wear a peculiar dres...
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