The population of Daman and Dio (1785‑1820)

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This paper aims to offer an overview of the data collected under the framework of the
Counting Colonial Populations (COLDEMO) project, of the territories of Daman and Diu, both part of the Portuguese India. By collecting primary sources, mainly population charts produced under the scope of royal decrees and located in Portuguese archives, we seek to analyse the demographic structures and dynamics of these settlements. The reduced attention by historiography on the northern territories of Portuguese India, in this period, reinforces the value and relevance of this data, which is in clear contrast with the Goan reality.
Original languageEnglish
Article number7
Pages (from-to)151-179
Number of pages28
JournalAnais De Historia De Alem-Mar / Centro De Historia De Alem-Mar, Faculdade De Ciencias Sociais E Humanas, Universidade Nova De Lisboa
Publication statusPublished - 2015


  • Colonial populations
  • Daman
  • Diu
  • Historical demography
  • Portuguese State of India


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