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- A region and former princely state of southwest India on the Malabar Coast of the Arabian Sea. The city of Cochin was visited by Vasco da Gama in 1502 and colonized by the Portuguese in the following year. It was taken by the Dutch in 1663 and occupied by the British in 1795. Population: 596,000.
- n. See Cochin China2.
- n. Alternative form of Kochi. (city in India)
“Dibyangshu Sarkar/AFP/Getty Images Indian ground staff removed plastic covers from the cricket field before the start of the first One Day International between India and Australia in Cochin, Oct 17.”
“There is a 100 storied building coming up in Cochin, Kerala know as The Kochi International Trade and Exhibition Center.”
“(By the way, I am told that hydrophobia is unknown in Cochin China.)”
“At daybreak yesterday we were steaming up a branch of the great Me-kong river in Cochin China, a muddy stream, densely fringed by the nipah palm, whose dark green fronds, ten and twelve feet long, look as if they grew out of the ground, so dumpy is its stem.”
“After all my fellow-passengers had driven off I stepped ashore and tried to realize that I was in Cochin China or Cambodia, but it would not do.”
“Kochi, formerly called Cochin, is a former European settlement with a large Christian population and a seafaring heritage.”
“From Goa I departed for Cochin, which is a voyage of three hundred miles, and betweene these two cities are many holdes of the Portugals, as Onor, Mangalor, Barzelor, and”
“Cananor Cranganor, Cochin, which is a bishopric; and near Cape Comorin, the town and fort of Coulan.”
“Often one ship loads entirely at Goa, and the rest go to Cochin, which is 100 leagues to the south.”
“In the morning of the 28th, we saw Cochin, which is known by the towers and castle, being in lat 9° 40 'N. or thereby.”
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