A region of southwest India bordering on the Arabian Sea and bounded on the east by the Western Ghats.
(place) Coastal region in SW India on the Arabian Sea, extending from Cape Comorin to Goa & inland to the Western Ghats: c. 450 mi (725 km) long.
The historic name of the western coast of Indian sub-continent, more appropriately towards the Southen part of it. A region in the southwest of India. (Principally the present state of Kerala. Literally, "the coast along the land of Mountains"
Malabar-coast Sentence Examples
But they are more numerous to the west - in Mewar, Gujarat, and in the upper part of the Malabar coast - and are also scattered throughout the whole of the southern peninsula.
The country to the east of the gap receives the rainfall of the south-west monsoon; and during the north-east monsoon ships passing Beypur meet with a stronger wind from the land than is felt elsewhere on the Malabar coast.
The Malabar coast has always enjoyed a direct commerce with Arabia, and at an early date gave many converts to Islam.
Their three objects were conquest, commerce and conversion, and for all three their position on the Malabar coast strip was remarkably well adapted.