Jungle: a web definition

Jungle

(From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

Jungle (Sanskrit: जंगल) is an area of land in the tropics overgrown with dense vegetation.

The word jungle originates from the Sanskrit word jangala (जंगल) which referred to uncultivated land. Although the Sanskrit word refers to “dry land”, it has been suggested that an Anglo-Indian interpretation led to its connotation as a dense “tangled thicket”.while others have argued that a cognate word in Urdu did refer to forests. The term is prevalent in many languages of South Asia, and Iranian plateau, particularly in Bangla, Hindi, Marathi, Urdu, Punjabi and Persian.

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