Revision History

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4/23/2024, 9:35 PM Mike C bombay added (from user-submitted name 384645)
11/8/2021, 9:29 PM HL 384645
11/7/2021, 11:52 PM HL 384645
11/7/2021, 11:45 PM HL

Type Settlement
Pronounced Pron. /bɔ̃.bɛ/(French) /bom.ˈbai/(Spanish)

Meaning & History

From Portuguese Bombaim, probably derived from Marathi Mumbai, possibly with influence from Portuguese bom bain meaning "good little bay". This is an older English name for Mumbai, officially used until 1995. It is also the form still commonly used in French and Spanish.