Mal: അങ്കമാലി aṅkamāli
‘Trading Port’ [Angadikadavu] Town, Kerala
From Tam/Mal: aṅkāṭi/aṅgaḍi, ‘bazaar’, ‘market’; Mal: kaṭavu, ‘beach’, ‘landing place’, ‘wharf’; and māli/maly, ‘(sea)port’.
Manjaly thodu [Mal: tōṭu, ‘water-course’] which flows through the town was once a major waterway and Angadikadavu was an important trading centre for spices, rice, and bamboo.
Some suggest that the name may derive from Akamaly [Mal: akam, ‘inside’] or ‘inland port’ on account of this trade along the waterways.
There is now an attempt to clean up and revive the Majaly Thodu waterway.