A city of southwest India on the Malabar Coast. Formerly called Cochin, it was the capital of the kingdom of the same name. The city 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.
Alternative spelling of Kochi. (city in Japan)
A city of southern Shikoku, Japan, on an inlet of the Pacific Ocean. It is a port and fish-processing center.
(place) Seaport in S Shikoku, Japan.
Alternative Form of kochi - Cochin 1
Origin of kochi
- Named in a pseudo-Latin manner for any of several naturalists named Koch.