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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.

Along with the neighbouring regions of the Mumbai Metropolitan Region, it is the second most populous metropolitan area in India, with a population of 21.3 million as of 2016 Mumbai is home to three UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the Elephanta Caves, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, and the city's distinctive ensemble of Victorian and Art Deco buildings.

The seven islands that constitute Mumbai were originally home to communities of Koli people, who originated in Gujarat in prehistoric times.

The city also houses India's Hindi (Bollywood) and Marathi cinema industries.

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The Portuguese Franciscans and Jesuits built several churches in the city, prominent being the St.From 1782 onwards, the city was reshaped with large-scale civil engineering projects aimed at merging all the seven islands of Bombay into a single amalgamated mass by way of a causeway called the Hornby Vellard, which was completed by 1784.Following his defeat, almost the whole of the Deccan came under British suzerainty, and was incorporated into the Bombay Presidency.; also known as Bombay, the official name until 1995) is the capital city of the Indian state of Maharashtra.It is the most populous city in India with an estimated city proper population of 12.4 million as of 2011.

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