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New Delhi

[ del-ee ]
/ ˈdɛl i /
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noun

a city in and the capital of India, in the N part, adjacent to Delhi.Compare Delhi (def. 2).

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British Dictionary definitions for New Delhi

New Delhi

noun

See Delhi
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Cultural definitions for New Delhi

New Delhi
[ (del-ee) ]

The capital of India, located in the north-central region of the country; a portion of the city of Delhi.

Built from 1912 to 1929 to replace Calcutta as the capital.
Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated in 1948 at one of the city's prayer grounds.
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