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Kerala Meaning and Origin

The name Kerala is a girl’s place name of Sanskrit origin. Kerala is a city located on the southwestern Malabar Coast of India. Because of its beautiful natural landscapes, diverse cultural heritage, and rich history, the state is often called “God’s Own Country.” The name Kerala has an uncertain etymology some say it derives from the Malayalam word kera ‘coconut tree’ and alam ‘land’; ‘land of coconuts. This name aptly reflects the abundant coconut palms that grow across the state’s landscape. Kerala is known for its lush greenery, backwaters, diverse culture, and rich history. Kerala is a mix of cute and pretty with a bit of exotic flair thrown in for good measure.

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