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Subject: Re: Bai
Author: তন্ময় ভট্টাচার্য্য   (guest, 63.231.119.243)
Date: August 30, 2010 at 8:58:40 PM
Reply to: Bai by Caitlin žita
Are you sure it is a *name* from India? I haven't heard it there.

The word bAi is used in India often as the last part of a name, or as an honorific title. It also has the connotation of a dancing girl in some other circles. The etymology is from Turkish bAjI which again is used as an honorific or meaning elder sister, but since I know no Turkic, I can't tell you more.

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