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Malabar Coast
The Malabar Coast
Malabar Coast
is a long, narrow coastline on the southwestern shore line of the mainland Indian subcontinent. Geographically, it comprises the wettest regions of southern India, as the Western Ghats intercept the moisture-laden monsoon rains, especially on their westward-facing mountain slopes
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Malabar Region
Malabar region
Malabar region
is an area of southern India lying between the Western Ghats and the Arabikkadal. The name is thought to be derived from the Malayalam
Malayalam
words mala (hill) and pur-am (range, region), westernized into -bar[citation needed].Contents1 History 2 Physical Geography 3 Port cities 4 Malabar District 5 In modern period 6 Malabar rainforests 7 See also 8 Further reading 9 ReferencesHistory[edit] The Malabar Coast, in historical contexts, refers to India's southwest coast, lying on the narrow coastal plain of Karnataka
Karnataka
and Kerala states between the Western Ghats
Western Ghats
range and the Arabian Sea. The coast runs from south of Goa
Goa
to Cape Comorin
Cape Comorin
on India's southern tip. In ancient times the term Malabar was used to denote the entire south-western coast of the Indian peninsula
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Muslim
65–75% Sunni
Sunni
Islam[22][note 1] 10–13% Shia
Shia
Islam[22] 15–20% Non-denominational Islam[23] ~1% Ahmadiyya[24] ~1% Other Muslim
Muslim
traditions, e.g
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Kochi
Kochi
Kochi
([koˈtʃːi ] ( listen)), also known as Cochin (/ˈkoʊtʃɪn/ KOH-chin), is a major port city on the south-west coast of India
India
bordering the Laccadive Sea. It is part of the district of Ernakulam
Ernakulam
in the state of Kerala
Kerala
and is often referred to as Ernakulam. The city has a corporation limit population of 612,343,[8] and a metropolitan population of 2.1 million, making it the largest urban agglomeration in Kerala. Kochi
Kochi
city is also part of the Greater Cochin region[9][10] and is classified as a Tier-II city by the Government of India
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Calicut
Kozhikode
Kozhikode
([koːɻikːoːɖ] ( listen)), or Calicut, is a city in the state of Kerala
Kerala
in southern India
India
on the Malabar Coast. Calicut is the largest urban area in the state and 192nd largest urban area in the world.[4] The city lies about 275 kilometres (171 mi) west of Bangalore. During classical antiquity and the Middle Ages, Kozhikode
Kozhikode
was dubbed the "City of Spices" for its role as the major trading point of eastern spices.[9] It was the capital of an independent kingdom ruled by the Samoothiris (Zamorins) in the Middle Ages and later of the erstwhile Malabar District
Malabar District
under British rule. Arab merchants traded with the region as early as 7th century, and Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama landed at Kozhikode
Kozhikode
on 20 May 1498, thus opening a trade route between Europe and Malabar
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List Of Renamed Indian Cities And States
Many traditional place names were changed in India
India
during British rule, as well as a limited number during earlier Muslim conquests. Ever since the British left India
India
in 1947, many cities, streets, places, and buildings throughout India
India
were changed back to their original names
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Mangalore
Mangalore, officially known as Mangaluru, is the chief port city of the Indian state of Karnataka. It is located about 352 km (219 mi) west of the state capital, Bengaluru, between the Arabian Sea
Arabian Sea
and the Western Ghats
Western Ghats
mountain range. The population of the urban agglomeration was 623,841, according to the provisional results of the 2011 national census of India. Mangalore
Mangalore
developed as a port in the Arabian Sea
Arabian Sea
during ancient times and became a major port of India. This port handles 75 per cent of India's coffee and cashew exports. The port is used as a staging point for sea traffic along the Malabar Coast. This coastal city was ruled by several major powers, including the Kadambas, Alupas, Vijayanagar Empire, Keladi
Keladi
Nayaks and the Portuguese
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Muziris
Muziris
Muziris
(Muchiri,[1] Muyirikode,[1] Makotai, Mahodayapuram) was an ancient seaport and urban center on the Malabar Coast
Malabar Coast
(modern-day Indian state of Kerala) that dates from at least the 1st century BC, if not before it. Muziris
Muziris
has found mention in the bardic Tamil Sangam literature and a number of classical European historical sources.[2][3][4][5] The port was a key to the trade between southern India
India
and the Phoenicians, the Persians, the Egyptians, the Greeks
Greeks
and the Roman Empire.[6][7] The important known commodities exported from Muziris were spices (such as black pepper and malabathron), semi-precious stones (such as beryl), pearls, diamonds, sapphires, ivory, Chinese silk, Gangetic spikenard and tortoise shells
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Indian Ocean
The Indian Ocean
Ocean
is the third largest of the world's oceanic divisions, covering 70,560,000 km2 (27,240,000 sq mi) (approximately 20% of the water on the Earth's surface).[1] It is bounded by Asia
Asia
on the north, on the west by Africa, on the east by Australia, and on the south by the
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Multicultural
Multiculturalism
Multiculturalism
is a term with a range of meanings in the contexts of sociology, political philosophy, and in colloquial use. In sociology and everyday usage, it is a synonym for "ethnic pluralism" with the two terms often used interchangeably, for example a cultural pluralism in which various ethnic groups collaborate and enter into a dialogue with one another without having to sacrifice their particular identities. It can describe a mixed ethnic community area where multiple cultural traditions exist, or a single country within which they do. Groups associated with an aboriginal ethnic group and foreigner ethnic groups are often the focus. In reference to sociology, multiculturalism is the end state of either a natural or artificial process (e.g. legally controlled immigration) and occurs on either a large national scale or a smaller scale within a nation's communities
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Cochin Jews
Cochin
Cochin
Jews, also called Malabar Jews, are the oldest group of Jews
Jews
in India, with possible roots claimed to date to the time of King Solomon.[3][4] The Cochin
Cochin
Jews
Jews
settled in the Kingdom of Cochin
Kingdom of Cochin
in South India,[5] now part of the state of Kerala.[6][7] As early as the 12th century, mention is made of the Jews
Jews
in southern India. The Jewish traveler, Benjamin of Tudela, speaking of Kollam
Kollam
(Quilon) on the Malabar Coast, writes in his Itinerary: "...throughout the island, including all the towns thereof, live several thousand Israelites. The inhabitants are all black, and the Jews
Jews
also. The latter are good and benevolent
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Saint Thomas Christians
Vernacular: Malayalam Liturgical: Syriac (Aramaic)[3]ReligionChristianSaint Thomas Christian
Christian
ChurchesSyro-Malabar Catholic Church Syro-Malankara Catholic Church Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church Malankara Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church Malankara Mar Thoma Syrian Church Malabar Independent Syrian Church Chaldean Syrian Church St
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Anglo-Indians
English[3] Local regional languages are also commonly spokenReligion Christianity
Christianity
( Protestantism
Protestantism
or Catholicism), Hinduism, Islam, Sikhism, Jainism, Irreligion, AtheismRelated ethnic groupsIndo-Aryan people, Dravidian people, British people, Anglo-Burmese, Scottish-Indian, Irish Indians, Burghers, Kristang people, Indo people, Singaporean Eurasians, Macanese peopleThe term Anglo-Indians can refer to at least two groups of people: those with mixed Indian and British ancestry, and people of British descent born or living in the Indian subcontinent. The latter sense is now mainly historical,[8][9] but confusions can arise
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Kannur
www.kannur.nic.in kannurcorporation.lsgkerala.gov.in[Full screen]Gandhi CircleCollectorate CompoundKannur, also known by its anglicised name Cannanore,[2] is a city and a Municipal Corporation in Kannur
Kannur
district, state of Kerala, India. It is the administrative headquarters of the Kannur District
Kannur District
and situated 518 km north of the state capital Thiruvananthapuram. During British rule in India, Kannur
Kannur
was known as Cannanore, a name that is still in use by the Indian Railways.[3] Kannur
Kannur
is the largest city of North Malabar
North Malabar
region
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Ming Dynasty
The Ming dynasty
Ming dynasty
(/mɪŋ/)[2] was the ruling dynasty of China
China
– then known as the Great Ming Empire
Empire
– for 276 years (1368–1644) following the collapse of the Mongol-led Yuan dynasty. The Ming, described by Edwin O. Reischauer, John K. Fairbank and Albert M. Craig as "one of the greatest eras of orderly government and social stability in human history",[3] was the last imperial dynasty in China ruled by ethnic Han Chinese
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Zheng He
Zheng He
Zheng He
(Chinese: 鄭和; 1371–1433 or 1435) was a Chinese mariner, explorer, diplomat, fleet admiral, and court eunuch during China's early Ming dynasty. He was originally born as Ma He in a Muslim family, later adopted the conferred surname Zheng from Emperor Yongle.[2] Zheng commanded expeditionary voyages to Southeast Asia, South Asia, Western Asia, and East Africa from 1405 to 1433. His larger ships stretched 120 meters or more in length. These carried hundreds of sailors on four tiers of decks.[3] As a favorite of the Yongle Emperor, whose usurpation he assisted, Zheng rose to the top of the imperial hierarchy and served as commander of the southern capital Nanjing
Nanjing
(the capital was later moved to Beijing
Beijing
by the Yongle Emperor)
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