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The sport/game of Badminton was derived from the game of poona. British soldiers played the game while in India. After going home they described the game to their friends and family. The Duke of Beaufort enjoyed playing the game on his estate, which was called Badminton. It became popular among the British elite and was named 'The Badminton Game'.

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Q: What sport or game was called Poona in the 18th century India?
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