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India

In·dia \ˈin-dē-ə\

Definition of INDIA

—a communications code word for the letter i
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First Known Use of INDIA

1952

India

geographical name In·dia \ˈin-dē-ə\

Definition of INDIA

1
peninsula region (often called a subcontinent) S Asia S of the Himalayas between Bay of Bengal & Arabian Sea occupied by India, Pakistan, & Bangladesh & formerly often considered to include Burma (but not Ceylon)
2
those parts of India until 1947 under British rule or protection together with Baluchistan & the Andaman & Nicobar islands &, prior to 1937, Burma
3
country comprising major portion of peninsula; a republic within the Commonwealth of Nations; until 1947 a part of the British Empire New Delhi area 1,195,063 square miles (3,095,472 square kilometers), pop 1,200,000,000
INDIA Defined for Kids

India

geographical name In·dia \ˈin-dē-ə\

Definition of INDIA for Kids

country S Asia; capital, New Delhi
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