- a former state in W India: divided in 1960 into the Gujarat and Maharashtra states.
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First, Emmerson ranges widely, from Germany to Paris, from Bombay to Tokyo.Before the Fall: What Did the World Look Like in 1913?
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To the very eve of Partition, Jinnah was acquiring prime property in Karachi and Bombay.Why Pakistan's Mohammed Ali Jinnah Was No Nelson Mandela
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The turning point in table-tennis history was in Bombay in 1952.Marty Reisman: The Magical Hustler Who Saved a Classic Game
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He had added two more names to his collection since he came to Bombay.
She had not had a real night's sleep since she reached Bombay.
Fay's was not, and neither letter bore any address in Bombay.
Every one in business or official circles in Bombay knew about Hugo Tancred.
Jan had spent six weeks in Bombay, and the whole thing seemed a dream.
- the former English name of Mumbai
- a breed of black short-haired medium-sized cat
Word Origin and History for bombay
city in western India, from Portuguese, and popularly explained as Portuguese bom bahia "good bay," but that seems folk etymology (for one, the adjective is masculine and the noun is feminine), and the more likely candidate is the local Mumbadevi "Goddess Mumba," a Hindu deity worshipped there. The city's name officially changed to Mumbai in 1995.