NRI: non-resident Indian

Mark Mandel thnidu at GMAIL.COM
Fri Oct 17 20:21:33 UTC 2008

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[The link (= says "Contact 1000+ NRI
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which isn't very informative.] Google search for "define:NRI" yielded
8 hits:

 - non-resident Indian (only from
as well as
 - net revenue interest
 - National Resources Inventory
 - Not Received Item (Credit cards lost/stolen in shipment, usually
the mail, from the issuer to the cardholder)

Google without "define:" shows it in the first ten hits, including the
Wikipedia article "Non-resident Indian and Person of Indian Origin"

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