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<p style="margin-top:0.5em;line-height:22.399999618530273px;color:rgb(37,37,37);font-family:sans-serif;">'''Mazagaon''', also spelled '''Mazgaon''' and '''Mazagon''' (Portuguese rule Mazagão), and pronounced by the Catholics as 'Mazgon' or 'Maz-a-gon' and the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marathi_language Marathi-speakers] as Mazhgav. It is one of the seven islands of [[Mumbai]] . It is part of [[South Mumbai|South&nbsp;Mumbai]]  and can be reached by [[Byculla Railway Station|Byculla Station]] on the [[Central Railway|Central railway line]] and [[Dockyard Road Railway Station|Dockyard Road Station]] on the [[Harbour Line|Harbour Railway line]] . Located in Mazagaon are maritime companies like the Bombay Port Trust and Mazagaon Dock Ltd., the Mazagaon Court and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anglo-Indian Anglo-Indian] schools including Rosary High School, St. Peters School and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Mary%27s_School,_Mumbai St. Mary's School].</p>
 
<p style="margin-top:0.5em;line-height:22.399999618530273px;color:rgb(37,37,37);font-family:sans-serif;">'''Mazagaon''', also spelled '''Mazgaon''' and '''Mazagon''' (Portuguese rule Mazagão), and pronounced by the Catholics as 'Mazgon' or 'Maz-a-gon' and the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marathi_language Marathi-speakers] as Mazhgav. It is one of the seven islands of [[Mumbai]] . It is part of [[South Mumbai|South&nbsp;Mumbai]]  and can be reached by [[Byculla Railway Station|Byculla Station]] on the [[Central Railway|Central railway line]] and [[Dockyard Road Railway Station|Dockyard Road Station]] on the [[Harbour Line|Harbour Railway line]] . Located in Mazagaon are maritime companies like the Bombay Port Trust and Mazagaon Dock Ltd., the Mazagaon Court and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anglo-Indian Anglo-Indian] schools including Rosary High School, St. Peters School and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Mary%27s_School,_Mumbai St. Mary's School].</p>
   
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<p style="margin-top:0.5em;line-height:22.399999618530273px;color:rgb(37,37,37);font-family:sans-serif;">The word Mazagaon has been derived from the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sanskrit_language Sanskrit] ''Matsya Gram'', meaning fishing village. The original inhabitants were speculated to be tribals of Agari (salt-workers) and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koli_people Koli] (fishermen) tribes. However, folk etymology derives Mazagaon from the Marathi Maza Gaon, meaning my village. Another etymological claim suggests Portuguese origin, with the name borrowed from a city and fort of Mazagão in [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morocco Morocco] (now El Jadida) established by Portuguese in the beginning of the 16th century who totally evacuated to the Portuguese [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colonial_Brazil colony of Brazil] in 1769. One of Mazagaon's oldest claims to fame was a variety of mango trees which fruited twice a year. Apparently a few such trees were extant well into the 20th century. The small island was rocky, with a hill rising at the north, and forming a cliff over the harbour. To see what Mazagaon might once have been, one has to visit any of the tiny rocky islands bearing mango trees and small villages further down the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Konkan Konkan] coast.</p>
 
<p style="margin-top:0.5em;line-height:22.399999618530273px;color:rgb(37,37,37);font-family:sans-serif;">The word Mazagaon has been derived from the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sanskrit_language Sanskrit] ''Matsya Gram'', meaning fishing village. The original inhabitants were speculated to be tribals of Agari (salt-workers) and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koli_people Koli] (fishermen) tribes. However, folk etymology derives Mazagaon from the Marathi Maza Gaon, meaning my village. Another etymological claim suggests Portuguese origin, with the name borrowed from a city and fort of Mazagão in [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morocco Morocco] (now El Jadida) established by Portuguese in the beginning of the 16th century who totally evacuated to the Portuguese [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colonial_Brazil colony of Brazil] in 1769. One of Mazagaon's oldest claims to fame was a variety of mango trees which fruited twice a year. Apparently a few such trees were extant well into the 20th century. The small island was rocky, with a hill rising at the north, and forming a cliff over the harbour. To see what Mazagaon might once have been, one has to visit any of the tiny rocky islands bearing mango trees and small villages further down the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Konkan Konkan] coast.</p>
   
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