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  • noun A belt of marshy land, which lies between the foothills of the Himalayas and the plains.
  • noun A terai hat.


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From Hindustani तराई / ترائی (tarāī, "wetland"), from Persian تر ("wet").


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  • The terai is the lowland band along the long southwestern edge of the country, part of the plain of the River Ganges. TravelStream™ — Recent Entries at 2009

  • Visit one of the hill stations in the east or any other city in terai, like Gaighat or Biratnagar.

    Watch Total Solar Eclipse from Nepal 2009

  • Many of the terai grasslands and floodplain forests support five deer species (swamp deer, sambar, axis deer, hog deer, and barking deer), an unusually diverse assemblage of cervids.

    Terai-Duar savanna and grasslands 2008

  • Floods are the most common annual occurrences in Uttar Pradesh, affecting one or the other part of the state; the most affected being the districts of the eastern U. P.and terai region.

    Climate change is impeding agricultural production in Uttar Pradesh (India) 2008

  • The Ranbir Sena is an upcoming Terai outfit group which has been raising voices for the identity and sovereignty of the terai people.

    One after the other Explosions stuns Nepal 2008

  • This particular one-horned Rhinoceros is the biggest of all rhinos inhabiting in the world and found only in Assam and foot of Himalayan, Nepal terai.

    Rhinos Are Being killed For The Horn !! 2008

  • While Indian embassy's staffers in Kathmandu keep themselves busy trying to paint India's friendly attitude by providing funds to build bridges and inaugurating school buildings in terai, their government in New Delhi makes Nepalese pay for the financial aid provided to Nepal by ripping off their national identity.

    Indian Expansionism: Harmful for Peace in South Asia 2007

  • For even in her white terai and belted suit of white linen she was a vision appropriate only to the far-off world that this man had left behind him at the call of duty -- a world of delicate living and subtle sensations, of frail flesh in luxurious settings, of sophistication that would have shrunk from every crudity, and exquisiteness that would have shriveled at the touch of hardship.

    Sacrifice Stephen French Whitman

  • Instead of accompanying the Viceroy to Allahabad she had gone to Darjeeling, and on her return, anxious to make sketches of the beautiful jungle scenery, she arranged, alas! contrary to the advice of those with her, to spend one night in the _terai_, [4] where she contracted jungle-fever, to which she succumbed ten days after her return to

    Forty-one years in India From Subaltern To Commander-In-Chief Frederick Sleigh Roberts

  • You take your gun with a plentiful supply of cartridges, a coolie to carry bottled beer and sandwiches and to pick up the birds, and sally forth into the meadows and fields, dressed in an ordinary light summer suit or flannels, terai hat and low shoes, with the bottoms of your trousers tucked into your socks to keep out the insects.

    Life and sport in China Second Edition Oliver George Ready


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