bunya

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Related to bunyas: Araucaria bidwillii

bunya

(ˈbʌnjə)
n
(Plants) a tall dome-shaped Australian coniferous tree, Araucaria bidwillii, having edible cones (bunya nuts) and thickish flattened needles. Also called: bunya-bunya or bunya-bunya pine
[C19: from a native Australian language]
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The indigenous money-lenders, called Bunyas, were the principal suppliers of credit in the region that constituted Pakistan prior to 1947.
This is an erroneous assumption, because the departure of Hindu money-lenders (Bunyas) to India wiped out the age-old indebtedness, at least in Punjab, and reduced it in other parts of the country as well.
Whereas the departure of the Bunyas freed the farmers from the old debt, it also dried up the sources to meet the credit needs of the farmers.