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 Bantling.Bap or Bap’homet. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
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.)   1
 


 Bantling.Bap or Bap’homet. 

 
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