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An island of western India in the Arabian Sea northwest of Mumbai. A Portuguese possession after 1535, Diu was invaded by India in 1961 and annexed the following year. It is now part of the union territory of Daman and Diu.
DIU, an island and town of India, belonging to Portugal, and situated at the southern extremity of the peninsula of Kathiawar.
The anchorage is fairly protected from the sea, but the depth of water is only 3 to 4 fathoms. The channel between the island on Diu and the mainland is navigable only by fishing boats and small craft.
Her mark, Ego Godiva Comitissa diu istud desideravi," was found on the charter given by her brother, Thorold of Bucknall - sheriff of Lincolnshire - to the Benedictine monastery of Spalding in 1051; and she is commemorated as benefactress of other monasteries at Leominster, Chester, Wenlock, Worcester and Evesham.
After the middle of the 17th century the Asiatic trade of Portugal practically disappeared, and now only Goa, Daman and Diu are left to her as relics of her former greatness.