all but a few


Senior Member
Dear native speakers, what does mean "all but a few" in the following sentence?
The core of India's film industry is in Bombay, where all but a few film studios are located.
  • entangledbank

    Senior Member
    English - South-East England
    'But' sometimes means "except". All India's film studios are located in Mumbai/Bombay, except a few which aren't there.