Mumbai

geographical name

Mum·​bai ˈməm-ˌbī How to pronounce Mumbai (audio)
mu̇m-ˈbī
city and port in western India; capital of Maharashtra and of the former Bombay state metropolitan area population 11,914,398

Note: The city of Mumbai is on Mumbai Island which is in the Arabian Sea and has an area of 24 square miles (62 square kilometers).

formerly known as Bombay

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“Mumbai.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Mumbai. Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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