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A former Portuguese colony of northwest India on the eastern shore of the Gulf of Khambhat. It was acquired by the Portuguese in 1539 and annexed by India in 1962.
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(Animals) a rare name for the hyrax, esp the Syrian rock hyrax. See hyrax See also cony2
[from Arabic damān Isrā'īl sheep of Israel]


(Placename) a coastal town in W India, the chief town of Daman and Diu. Pop: 35 743 (2001). Portuguese name: Damão
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1. a district on the coast of Gujarat state in W India: part of the union territory of Daman and Diu.
2. the capital of Daman and Diu. 21,000.
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However, after a very uneasy voyage, in which we were often in danger of being dashed against the rocks, or thrown upon the sands by the rapidity of the current, and suffered the utmost distress for want of water, I landed at Daman, a place about twenty leagues distant from Bazaim.
"As the first and only service of its kind offered in the region by a health insurance company, the platform will be available to Daman's 2.1 million members and is accessible by entering insurance card details.
The National Insurance Company -- Daman has announced the launch of Daman Customer Club, its innovative online health engagement platform for members.
Daman investments launches AED 200 million daman speculator fund
Summary: Daman and Diu [India], August 4 (ANI): Release of water from Madhuban Dam in Daman and Diu created a flood-like situation in several parts across the union territory on Sunday.
It is because of the deliberate omission of figures like Daman from our history, culture and popular consciousness that we are experiencing a continuous rise of authoritarianism today.
The online portal features case studies of successful employee health, and wellness initiatives of past winners of the annual Daman Corporate Health Awards.
The online portal, corporatehealthandwellness.meed.com, features case studies of successful employee health and wellness initiatives of past winners of the annual Daman Corporate Health Awards.
Summary: ADGM and Daman will collaborate on a range of technology-related initiatives that serve to support entrepreneurs, start-ups and technology firms who are active in the InsurTech environment.
ISLAMABAD -- The 33rd death anniversary of renowned Punjabi poet Ustad Daman was observed on Sunday.
Microsoft today announced that the National Health Insurance Company - Daman has adopted its cloud and productivity solutions to succeed in their journey of digital transformation.