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Portuguese India

noun
1.
a former Portuguese overseas territory on the W coast of India, consisting of the districts of Gôa, Daman, and Diu: annexed by India December 1961.
Capital: Gôa.
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  • He had resolved that Goa should be the capital of Portuguese India, and he never rested until he had attained his end.

    Rulers of India: Albuquerque Henry Morse Stephens
  • It became the chief port of the eastern part of Portuguese India, and second only to Goa.

    The Lusiad Lus de Cames
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Portuguese India

noun
1.
a former Portuguese overseas province on the W coast of India, consisting of Goa, Daman, and Diu: established between 1505 and 1510; annexed by India in 1961
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