a district in W India, part of the union territory of Daman and Diu: formerly a Portuguese colony, then (1961–87) part of the union territory of Goa, Daman, and Diu.
the chief town of this district.
See also Daman and Diu.
Portuguese Da·mão [dah-moun] /dɑˈmãʊ̃/.
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Word Origin for daman
from Arabic damān Isrā'īl sheep of Israel
a coastal town in W India, the chief town of Daman and Diu. Pop: 35 743 (2001)Portuguese name: Damão
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