Definition of Tamil Nadu in US English:

Tamil Nadu

proper noun

  • A state in the southeast of the Indian peninsula, on the Coromandel Coast, with a largely Tamil-speaking, Hindu population; capital, Chennai (Madras). Tamil Nadu was formerly an ancient kingdom comprising a much larger area, stretching northward to Orissa and including the Lakshadweep Islands and part of the Malabar Coast.

    Former name (until 1968) Madras


Tamil Nadu

/ˌtaməl ˈnädo͞o/