Indian States and Agencies


plural noun

the 560 former semidependent states and agencies in India and Pakistan: all except Kashmir were incorporated into the republics of India and Pakistan (1947–49).

Also called Native States.
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Indian States and Agencies

pl n

another name for the Native States
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