What is Kala-azar and what does Kala-azar mean? Read about the definition and meaning of Kala-azar


  1. Kala-azar is the name of a chronic and usually fatal disease occurring in tropical areas of Asia and the Western Hemisphere, characterized by e.g. irregular fever and enlargement of the spleen.

Etymology & Origin of Kala-azar

Hindi word, equivalent to kālā black + Persian āzār disease. First coined circa 1880