Do You Know How The 29 Indian States Got Their Names?
Have you ever wondered how these states got their names? Here let us help you with that.
India is a multilingual country and it is clearly visible in the name of its states, since most of the names are in the states native language. Also many of the states have their origin in Sanskrit words, which was once the main language of India. History, language, rulers etc of a particular regions have also contributed to the names. Check out different state names and their etymology.
1. Andhra Pradesh
Andhra Pradesh – The Sanskrit meaning of Andhra is ‘South’. Tribes in the state were also originally called ‘Andhras’. Maurya officials, Satavahanas were known as Andhra-Bhrutya, which means ‘Officers of South’.
The name Telangana is derived from the word Telugu Angana, which means a place where Telugu is spoken. The Nizams (1724-1948) used the word Telangana to differentiate it from the Marathi speaking regions of their kingdom
10. Tamil Nadu
11. Uttar Pradesh