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Name Chennai
Type Settlement
Scripts சென்னை(Tamil)
Pronounced Pron. CHEHN-nie(Tamil) CHEH-nie(English)
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Meaning & History

Most likely from the name of 17th-century Telugu monarch Damarla Chennapa Nayaka (or Chennappa Naicker). This is the name of the capital city of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, which was officially called Madras until 1996.
Added 11/28/2020 by HL