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  • proper noun Republic of India.

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  • noun a republic in the Asian subcontinent in southern Asia; second most populous country in the world; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1947

Etymologies

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From Sanskrit भारतम् (bhāratam, "the land of emperor Bharata") , from Sanskrit भारत (bhārata, "descended from emperor Bharata"), from भरत (bharatá, "to be maintained").

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