- part of the union territory of Daman and Diu (Goa, Daman, and Diu in 1961–87) in W India: a former Portuguese colony, comprising a small island and seaport at the extremity of Kathiawar peninsula.
See also Daman and Diu.
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- a small island off the NW coast of India: together with a mainland area, it formed a district of Portuguese India (1535–1961); formerly part of the Indian Union Territory of Goa, Daman, and Diu (1962–87)
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