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Michael's Church at Mahim (1534), The Portuguese also built several fortifications around the city like the Bombay Castle, Castella de Aguada (Castelo da Aguada or Bandra Fort), and Madh Fort.

The English were in constant struggle with the Portuguese vying for hegemony over Bombay, as they recognised its strategic natural harbour and its natural isolation from land-attacks.

However, Salsette, Bassein, Mazagaon, Parel, Worli, Sion, Dharavi, and Wadala still remained under Portuguese possession.

From 1665 to 1666, the English managed to acquire Mahim, Sion, Dharavi, and Wadala.

In 1960, following the Samyukta Maharashtra Movement, a new state of Maharashtra was created with Bombay as the capital.A resident of Mumbai is called mumbaikar in Marathi, in which the suffix kar means resident of.The term had been in use for quite some time but it gained popularity after the official name change to Mumbai.The city also houses India's Hindi (Bollywood) and Marathi cinema industries.Mumbai's business opportunities, as well as its potential to offer a higher standard of living, Other variations recorded in the 16th and the 17th centuries include: Mombayn (1525), Bombay (1538), Bombain (1552), Bombaym (1552), Monbaym (1554), Mombaim (1563), Mombaym (1644), Bambaye (1666), Bombaiim (1666), Bombeye (1676), Boon Bay (1690), The French traveller Louis Rousselet who visited in 18 tells us in his book L’Inde des Rajahs (Pub.The islands were leased to several Portuguese officers during their regime.

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