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Tamil Na·du

A state of southern India on the Bay of Bengal and the Palk Strait. A succession of kingdoms and empires ruled the region from prehistoric times until it fell under British control in the 1700s and 1800s. Chennai is the capital.
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Tamil Nadu

(ˈtæmɪl nɑːˈduː)
(Placename) a state of SE India, on the Coromandel Coast: reorganized in 1956 and 1960 and made smaller; consists of a coastal plain backed by hills, including the Nilgiri Hills in the west Capital: Chennai (formerly called Madras). Pop: 62 110 839 (2001). Area: 130 058 sq km (50 216 sq miles). Former name (until 1968): Madras
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Tam′il Na′du

(ˈnɑ du)
a state in S India. 55,858,946; 50,215 sq. mi. (130,058 sq. km). Cap.: Madras. Formerly, Madras.
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Noun1.Tamil Nadu - a state in southeastern India on the Bay of Bengal (south of Andhra Pradesh)Tamil Nadu - a state in southeastern India on the Bay of Bengal (south of Andhra Pradesh); formerly Madras
Bharat, India, Republic of India - a republic in the Asian subcontinent in southern Asia; second most populous country in the world; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1947
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9 -- India's relentless move to be a powerhouse in Asia to counter the growing sphere of influence wielded by China got a kick in the teeth by Tamil Nadu's demeaning posture cuddling with separatist sentiments during the recent terror war in Sri Lanka.
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