The Thuggee (deceivers), also known as Phansigars
Borka - An initiate thug.
Bojha - One who takes the body to the disposal site.
Lughae - Gravedigger.
Sootha - Thug who scouts out a town and, while gathering information on likely travelers, attempts to convince them to accompany the Thuggee band for safety.
Chookadena - Thug who distracts victim by pointing upward.
Legholder - While it is known that one of the pre-strangler rank Thugs is assigned to hold the legs of the victim, I have yet to find the Hindi term for this position.
Shumseea - Older thug who holds hands of victim.
Soon - A thug who is not yet a strangler.
Bhurtote - "Senior," the thug who actually strangles the victim.
Baroo - A highly respected member of the band.
Hilla - A title of honor for one of the three thugs responsible for the Kusee (picakaxe), goor (sugar), and selecting the murder site.
Beylha - The member of the band who selects the murder site.
Ustad - Thug term for a teacher or tutor.
Guru - A priest of Kali.
Burka - A chief or leader.
Jamaadaar - Chief of a band.
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I like your attention to detail.
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So did you ever find the Hindi term for the Legholder? Lonely job that. :)