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Wallah may refer to:
- Wallah (Arabic)
- -walla (or -wala, wali fem.), derived from Marathi and Hindustani वाला والا -vālā (suffix forming an adjectival compound with a noun or an agentive sense with a verb), an Indian suffix indicating a person involved in some kind of activity, where they hail from or what they wear (Topiwala), for example:
- Dabbawala, lunch box deliverer
- Auto-walla, driver of an auto rickshaw
- Chai-walla, a boy or young man who serves tea
- Attar-walla, seller of perfumes and extracts
- Kulfi-walla, maker of Kulfi (Ice-cream)
- Kaan-saaf walla, ear cleaner
- Bottley-walla, recycler of printed material, bottles, and these days, electronic gadgets such as TVs
- Dudh-Walla, this is a caste, an accent and applies to milkmen
- Punkawalla, The servant who keeps the punkah or fan going on hot nights
- Dhobi walla, laundry worker.
- R. S. McGregor, ed. (1997). The Oxford Hindi-English Dictionary. Oxford University Press. p. 915. ISBN 978-0-19-864339-5.
- Clements, J. Clancy (1996). The Genesis of a Language: The formation and development of Korlai Portuguese. John Benjamins Publishing Company. pp. 139–. ISBN 978-90-272-7618-6.
- Barz, Richard Keith; Siegel, Jeff (1988). Language Transplanted: The Development of Overseas Hindi. Otto Harrassowitz Verlag. pp. 165–. ISBN 978-3-447-02872-1.
- "Reflections of a language-wala". The Hindu. February 5, 2006. Retrieved 2014-05-17.
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