India

communications code word In·dia \ ˈin-dē-ə \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of India

used as a code word for the letter i

First Known Use of india

1952


India

geographical name In·dia \ ˈin-dē-ə \

Definition of India

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 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 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
see also indian


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