Definition of Dalit noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈdʌlɪt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdʌlɪt//
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(in the traditional Indian caste system) a member of the caste that is considered the lowest and that has the fewest advantages the Dalits’ struggle for social and economic rights Word Originvia Hindi from Sanskrit dalita ‘oppressed’.