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RRQ200 = What was the name given to Bombay by the Portuguese before it passed into the hands of the British and what that name means?

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Asked by NORTH STAR, 12 Nov '07 06:52 pm
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Bom Baia which in Portuguese means "Good Bay"
Answered by Saj Sierra, 12 Nov '07 06:55 pm

 
  
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Bom Baia which in Portuguese means "Good Bay"
Answered by rajan, 16 Jun '13 02:57 pm

 
  
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Bom Baia which in Portuguese means "Good Bay"
Answered by iqbal seth, 31 Aug '13 07:56 am

 
  
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Bom Baia which in Portuguese means "Good Bay"
Answered by Quest, 17 Jun '13 09:28 am

 
  
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Bom bahai
Answered by Samra, 23 Oct '09 12:15 pm

 
  
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Bom Baia which in Portuguese means "Good Bay"
Answered by anupama kumar, 12 Nov '07 09:45 pm

 
  
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Bom Baia which in Portuguese means "Good Bay"
Answered by sudesh, 12 Nov '07 08:04 pm

 
  
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BOm Baia..............The city of Bombay originally consisted of seven islands, namely Colaba, Mazagaon, Old Woman's Island, Wadala, Mahim, Parel, and Matunga-Sion. This group of islands, which have since been joined together by a series of reclamations, formed part of the kingdom of Ashoka, the famous Emperor of India.

After his death, these islands passed into the hands of various Hindu rulers until 1343. In that year, the Mohammedans of Gujerat took possession and the Kings of that province of India ruled for the next two centuries. The only vestige (mark) of their dominion over these islands that remains today is the mosque at Mahim.

In 1534 the Portuguese, who already possessed many important trading centers on the western coast, such as Panjim, Daman, and Diu, took Bombay by force of arms from the Mohammedans. This led to the establishment of numerous churches which were constructed in areas where the majority of people were Roman Catholics. There used to be two areas in Bo ...more
Answered by JADU, 12 Nov '07 06:56 pm

 
  
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"Bom Baia"
Answered by GOPI KUMAR, 12 Nov '07 06:55 pm

 
  
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Bombaim
Answered by Sonia S, 12 Nov '07 06:54 pm

 
  
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