‘Hell-pit Island’

From Tam: naraka, ‘hell’; and Tam: kuṇṭam, ‘deep cavity’, ‘pit’.

This is a volcano island with a 710m peak. 150km further south is Barren Island which still has an active volcano.

For related place names see Indian Place names and Andaman & Nicobar Islands place names.

 

Narcondam Island   Kalyan Varma