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  1. a city in S Tamil Nadu, in S India.
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Formerly Madura.
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  • At the census, 1891, Konga (territorial) and Madurai were returned as sub-divisions.

    Castes and Tribes of Southern India

    Edgar Thurston

British Dictionary definitions for madurai


  1. a city in S India, in S Tamil Nadu: centre of Dravidian culture for over 2000 years; cotton industry. Pop: 922 913 (2001)Former name: Madura
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