Diasporic Identity, Unspoken

Beti

Beti (n)

pronunciation: bay + tea

origin: South Asian vernaculars (e.g. Urdu, Hindi, Punjabi)

definition: a girl or woman in relation to both or one of her parents; female child; daughter

example: Aap k ghar beti huwi hai? Koi baat nahi, dua karo Rabb beta bhi dega.

[You gave birth to a daughter? Never mind eh, pray to God for a son next time]

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