List of Indian States and Union Territories By The Etymology of Their Name

List Of Indian States And Union Territories By The Etymology Of Their Name

The Republic of India was constituted in 1947 as a Union of states. The States Reorganization Act of 1956 rearranged state boundaries on linguistic lines and hence many states have names in their languages, and usually trace their origins to Sanskrit except Kerala (Malayalam), Tamil Nadu (Tamil) and Karnataka (Kannada). Other states are however named due to their geographical characteristics, peculiar history or populations and colonial influences.

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