- a state in NE India, created in 2000 from S Bihar. 28,833 sq. mi. (74,677 sq. km). Capital: Ranchi.
- a state of NE India, created in 2000 from the S part of Bihar: consists of part of the Chota Nagpur plateau; mineral extraction, including coal and mica. Capital: Ranchi. Pop: 26 909 428 (2001). Area: 74 677 sq km (28 833 sq miles)