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A former Portuguese colony of northwest India on the eastern shore of the Gulf of Khambhat. It was acquired by the Portuguese in 1539 and annexed by India in 1962.
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[from Arabic damān Isrā'īl sheep of Israel]
(Placename) a coastal town in W India, the chief town of Daman and Diu. Pop: 35 743 (2001). Portuguese name: Damão
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1. a district on the coast of Gujarat state in W India: part of the union territory of Daman and Diu.
2. the capital of Daman and Diu. 21,000.
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