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Andhra Pradesh

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume V : Locations: Asia and Oceania

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...Population: 75,700,000 (2001)Andhra Pradesh epitomizes the confluence of North and South Indian cultures. The river Godavari separates the Indo-Germanic languages of the North and the Dravidian languages of the South, as well...

Kerala

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume V : Locations: Asia and Oceania

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...Population: 31,800,000 (2001) Kerala, a small state on the southwest coast of India, is one of the most densely populated regions in the world. Its lush terrain is adorned with mountains, forests, plains,...

Puri

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume V : Locations: Asia and Oceania

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...Population: 125,199 (1991) The eastern coastal town of Puri is located in the modern state of Orissa in India. Home to one of the most famous Hindu temples – to Lord Jagannath – Puri is an important pilgrimage site...

Kalimantan (Indonesian Borneo)

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume V : Locations: Asia and Oceania

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...Population: 10,900,000 (2000) Borneo, the third-largest island in the world, sits squarely on the equator. Two of the 13 states of Malaysia, Sarawak and Sabah, and one sovereign nation, the Sultanate of Brunei...

Tamil Nadu

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...Population: 62,110,839 (2001) Tamil Nadu is a state in southeastern India. Its leading pop genre is the film song, a syncretic fusion of South Indian classical, Tamil folk and Western music incorporated into feature films....

Punjab

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...‘Punjab,’ aside from denoting states in India and Pakistan, refers to the corresponding geographic region where the Punjabi language, in its ‘standard’ or dialect forms, dominates. Traditionally populated by Hindus, Muslims and Sikhs...

Chennai (Madras)

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...Population: 4,216,268 (2001) Chennai, capital city of the State of Tamil Nadu, is a metropolis located on India’s southeastern coast by the Indian Ocean. The city is India’s fourth-largest, with an area of 67 sq miles (174 sq km...

Bangladesh and West Bengal (India)

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume V : Locations: Asia and Oceania

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...Population: Bangladesh: 138,448,210 (2003); West Bengal: 80,220,000 (2003) The geographical area now called Bangladesh was in the Indian state of Bengal until partition in 1947, when it became part...

India

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume V : Locations: Asia and Oceania

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...Population: 1,029,991,145 (2001)India has the world’s second-largest population, which now exceeds one billion people. The neighboring countries of Pakistan, Bangladesh (part of India until 1947), Nepal and Sri Lanka share many aspects...