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A plateau of south-central India between the Eastern Ghats and the Western Ghats. The name is also used for the entire Indian peninsula south of the Narmada River.
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1. (Placename) a plateau in S India, between the Eastern Ghats, the Western Ghats, and the Narmada River
2. (Placename) the whole Indian peninsula south of the Narmada River
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(ˈdɛk ən)

1. the peninsula of India S of the Narbada River.
2. a plateau region in S India between the Narbada and Krishna rivers.
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