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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.


(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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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.