Delhi

geographical name
Del·​hi | \ ˈde-lē How to pronounce Delhi (audio) \

Definition of Delhi

1 union territory of northern India west of Uttar Pradesh; capital Delhi area 573 square miles (1484 square kilometers), population 16,787,941
2 city and capital of the union territory of Delhi, India population 11,034,555 — see new delhi

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“Delhi.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Delhi. Accessed 7 Apr. 2020.

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