Chennai

geographical name
Chen·​nai | \ ˈche-ˌnī How to pronounce Chennai (audio) \

Definition of Chennai

city and port on the Bay of Bengal in southern India population 4,646,732

Note: Chennai serves as capital of the state of Tamil Nadu.

formerly known as Madras

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“Chennai.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Chennai. Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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