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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.
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
Tam′il Na′du(ˈnɑ du)
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|Noun||1.||Tamil Nadu - a state in southeastern India on the Bay of Bengal (south of Andhra Pradesh); formerly Madras|