Mal: കടക്കരപ്പള്ളി kaṭakkarappaḷḷi

‘Seashore Church’

From Mal: kaṭal‍/kaḍal, ‘sea’;  kara, ‘shore’; and paḷḷi, ‘hut’, ‘church’, ‘shrine’

This small coastal village is part of Alappuzha district.

Its church, St Mary’s Forane at Thankey [Tam/Mal: taṅkal/taṅṅal, ‘resting place’, ‘shelter’, ‘sropover’] is dedicated to Our Lady of Purification.

Its orgins date back to a chapel which was built in 1583.

For related place names see Indian Place names and Kerala place names.