Feringhee
Feringee Fer*in"gee, n. [Per. Farang[=i], or Ar. Firanj[=i], properly, a Frank.] The name given to Europeans by the Hindos. [Written also {Feringhee}.] [1913 Webster]

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  • Brahmo Samaj — (Bengali ব্রাহ্ম সমাজ Bramho Shômaj ) is the societal component of Brahmoism. It is without doubt the most influential socio religious movement in the evolution of Modern ( Greater ) India. [J.N.Farquahar Modern Relgious Movements of India,(1915) …   Wikipedia

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