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A state of southern India on the Malabar Coast. Since antiquity, its geographic position has resulted in extensive contact with other cultures, including Greek, Roman, Jewish, and Arab traders.


(ˈkɛrələ; kəˈrɑːlə)
(Placename) 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)


(ˈkeɪ rə lə, ˈkɛr ə-)

a state in SW India on the Arabian Sea. 29,098,578; 15,035 sq. mi. (38,940 sq. km). Cap.: Trivandrum.
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