[key-ruh-luh, ker-uh-]


a state in SW India: formerly the regions of Travancore and Cochin. 15,005 sq. mi. (38,836 sq. km). Capital: Thiruvananthapuram. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for kerala

Contemporary Examples of kerala

  • It seems that Christian churches in Kerala, at the southern tip of India, favor a Jetsons look.

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    Houston, We Have A Messiah

    Blake Gopnik

    April 19, 2012

  • And so the emperor came to Kerala to see those churches and he happened to arrive at eight in the morning.

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    A Novel That's the Best Medicine

    Tina Brown

    February 11, 2009

Historical Examples of kerala

British Dictionary definitions for kerala



a state of SW India, on the Arabian Sea: formed in 1956, it includes the former state of Travancore-Cochin; has the highest population density of any Indian state. Capital: Trivandrum (Thiruvananthapuram). Pop: 31 838 619 (2001). Area: 38 863 sq km (15 005 sq miles)
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