Travancore

[ trav-uhn-kawr, -kohr ]
/ ˈtræv ənˌkɔr, -ˌkoʊr /

noun

a former state in SW India: merged 1949 with Cochin to form a new state (Travancore and Cochin ); reorganized 1956 to form the larger part of Kerala state.

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Travancore
/ (ˌtrævənˈkɔː) /

noun

a former princely state of S India which joined with Cochin in 1949 to form Travancore-Cochin : part of Kerala state since 1956
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