French India

geographical name

Definition of French India

former French possessions in India including Chandernagore (ceded to India in 1950) and Puducherry, Karikal, Yanam, and Mahé (ceded to India in 1954); capital Puducherry

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“French India.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/French%20India. Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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