Portuguese India

geographical name

Definition of Portuguese India

three former Portuguese possessions at some distance from each other along the western coast of India that were annexed by India in 1961: the territory of Goa (primarily on the mainland, with a few small offshore islands and a section surrounded by water at high tide), the district of Daman (on the mainland), and the district of Diu (an island together with a small part of the adjacent mainland)

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