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Indian States and Agencies

plural noun
1.
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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Native States

plural noun
1.
the former 562 semi-independent states of India, ruled by Indians but subject to varying degrees of British authority: merged with provinces by 1948; largest states were Hyderabad, Gwalior, Baroda, Mysore, Cochin, Jammu and Kashmir, Travancore, Sikkim, and Indore Also called Indian States and Agencies

Indian States and Agencies

plural noun
1.
another name for the Native States
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