Definition of nakhoda in English:

nakhoda

noun

(also nakhuda)
  • The captain or master of a local boat in Indo-Malayan or Arabian waters.

Pronunciation

nakhoda

/ˈnɑːkədɑː/ /nəˈkəʊdə/

Origin

Early 17th century. From Persian nāḵudā master, captain of a ship from nāw boat, ship + ḵudā master; partly via Urdu nāḵudā, Malay nakhoda, and Arabic nāḵūḏa.