Meaning of India

In•di•a

Pronunciation: (in'dē-u), [key]
— n.
  1. Hindi,a republic in S Asia: a union comprising 25 states and 7 union territories; formerly a British colony; gained independence Aug. 15, 1947; became a republic within the Commonwealth of Nations Jan. 26, 1950. 844,000,000; 1,246,880 sq. mi. (3,229,419 sq. km). Cap.: New Delhi.
  2. a subcontinent in S Asia, occupied by Bangladesh, Bhutan, the Republic of India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sikkim.

In•di•a

Pronunciation: (in'dē-u), [key]
— n.
  1. a word used in communications to represent the letter I.
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