- a city in and the capital of Meghalaya state, in NE India.
Formerly Lew·duh [loo-duh] /ˈlu də/ Yed·do [yed-oh] /ˈyɛd oʊ/.
- a state in NE India. 8660 sq. mi. (22,429 sq. km). Capital: Shillong.
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In the station of Shillong every masonry building was levelled to the ground.
One day the two climbed to the top of the Shillong mountain to survey the country.Folk-Tales of the Khasis
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My friend Needham had gone on leave to Shillong, so I could not think of starting till he returned.My Experiences in Manipur and the Naga Hills
Early in June, faint tremors were felt by sensitive persons at Shillong.
At Shillong, the crash of houses falling within thirty yards was completely drowned by the roar of the earthquake.
- a city in NE India, capital of Meghalaya: situated on the Shillong Plateau at an altitude of 1520 m (4987 ft); destroyed by earthquake in 1897 and rebuilt. Pop: 132 876 (2001)
- a state of NE India, created in 1969 from part of Assam. Capital: Shillong. Pop: 2 306 069 (2001). Area: 22 429 sq km (7800 sq miles)
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