Tamil Nadu

[ nah-doo ]
/ ˈnɑ du /

noun

a large state in S India: formerly a presidency; boundaries readjusted on a linguistic basis 1956. 50,216 sq. mi. (130,058 sq. km).Capital: Chennai.

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British Dictionary definitions for Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu
/ (ˈtæmɪl nɑːˈduː) /

noun

a state of SE India, on the Coromandel Coast: reorganized in 1956 and 1960 and made smaller; consists of a coastal plain backed by hills, including the Nilgiri Hills in the west Capital: Chennai (formerly called Madras). Pop: 62 110 839 (2001). Area: 130 058 sq km (50 216 sq miles)Former name (until 1968): Madras
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