|Definition||:||from the Malayalam word Keralam (kera + alam), which means “the land of coconuts”|
|Category||:||Regional » States & Districts|
What does Kerala mean?
Kerala or Keralam is the southernmost state of India. The name Kerala is derived from the Malayalam word Keralam (കേരളം). Malayalam is the language of Kerala. The name Keralam is a combination of two Malayalam words “Kera” (Coconut) and “Alam” (Land), which literally means "the land of coconuts". Kerala is abundant with coconut trees. Everything from Kerala’s culture to its dishes is evolved around the Coconut tree.