pl n the former 562 semi-independent states of India, ruled by Indians but subject to varying degrees of British authority: merged with provinces by 1948; largest states were Hyderabad, Gwalior, Baroda, Mysore, Cochin, Jammu and Kashmir, Travancore, Sikkim, and Indore, (Also called)
Indian States and Agencies
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1 built-in, congenital, endemic, hereditary, immanent, inborn, inbred, indigenous, ingrained, inherent, inherited, innate, instinctive, intrinsic, inveterate, natal, natural
2 genuine, original, real
3 domestic, home, home-grown, home-made, indigenous, local, mother, vernacular
4 aboriginal, autochthonous
5 aborigine, autochthon, citizen, countryman, dweller, inhabitant, national, resident
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