Deccan
geographical name plateau region S central India lying between Eastern Ghats & Western Ghats

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  • DECCAN — DECCA Sur le plan historique et humain, le Deccan s’oppose, en Inde, à la grande plaine du Nord. Dans cette dernière sont nés à plusieurs reprises de grands empires à vocation subcontinentale, qui ont tendu à englober le Deccan, mais n’y sont… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Deccan — Deccan, Land, s. Dekhan …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Deccan — 17° N 77° E / 17, 77 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Deccan — /dek euhn/, n. 1. the entire peninsula of India S of the Narbada River. 2. a plateau region in S India between the Narbada and Krishna rivers. * * * Peninsula of India south of the Narmada River. In a more restricted sense, it is the tableland… …   Universalium

  • Deccan —    The entire tract extending from the valley of the Narbada River south to the Krishna Tungbhadra Doab is vaguely referred to in the medieval Indian historical texts as the Deccan. In the 11th cen tury, the northern part of the Deccan was… …   Historical dictionary of Medieval India

  • deccan — ˈdekən, ˌkan noun Etymology: Deccan, the whole peninsula of India south of the Narbada river 1. usually capitalized : a breed of coarse wooled sheep of southern India 2. s often capitalized : a sheep of the Deccan breed …   Useful english dictionary

  • Deccan — Dekkan Plateau Dekkan oder Dekhan, englisch auch Deccan (von Sanskrit Dakschina: „rechte“ – also nach indischem Verständnis südliche – „Weltgegend“) ist die Bezeichnung für den südlichen Teil Vorderindiens, der im Norden von Hindustan, ansonsten… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Deccán — ► Región de la India, al S de la llanura gangética, encerrada al E y al O por las cadenas Ghāts Oriental y Ghāts Occidental. Constituye la porción peninsular del subcontinente indio …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Deccan — Dẹccan,   die Halbinsel Vorderindiens, Dekhan …   Universal-Lexikon

  • DECCAN —    a triangular plateau of from 2000 to 3000 ft. of elevation in the Indian peninsula, extending S. of the Vindhya Mountains; is densely peopled, and contains some of the richest soil in the globe …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

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