India

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In·dia \ˈin-dē-ə\

Definition of India

  1. —a communications code word for the letter i

1952

First Known Use of india

1952


India

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geographical name In·dia \ˈin-dē-ə\

Definition of India

  1. 1 large peninsular region that is usually referred to as a subcontinent and is located in southern Asia south of the Himalayas between the Bay of Bengal and the Arabian Sea; occupied by the countries India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh and formerly often considered to include Burma (but not Ceylon)

  2. 2 those parts of the peninsula of India that until 1947 were under British rule or protection together with Baluchistan, the Andaman Islands, the Nicobar Islands and, prior to 1937, Burma

  3. 3 country comprising the major portion of the peninsula; a republic within the Commonwealth of Nations; until 1947 a part of the British Empire; capital New Delhi area 1,195,063 square miles (3,095,472 square kilometers), population 1,210,854,977

  1. —see also indian


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