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An island of western India in the Arabian Sea northwest of Mumbai. A Portuguese possession after 1535, Diu was invaded by India in 1961 and annexed the following year. It is now part of the union territory of Daman and Diu.
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(Placename) a small island off the NW coast of India: together with a mainland area, it formed a district of Portuguese India (1535–1961); formerly part of the Indian Union Territory of Goa, Daman, and Diu (1962–87)
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a small island off the coast of Gujarat state in W India: part of the union territory of Daman and Diu.
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His next stop was supposed to be Diu island in India but for now he has chosen to head towards Central Asia instead to bypass the monsoon.
For nature lovers, the marshes of northern Diu island can offer good bird viewing--flocks of flamingos, storks, herons and waders are usually seen in winter.
Diu City (Daman and Diu), Dec 25(ANI): A beauty pageant was recently organized in Diu Island to mark its Liberation Day from Portuguese occupation.