Kon: सांकौले saṅkaulē

‘Shell Village’ – Town

From Mar: śaṅkha, ‘conch or other univalve shell’; and Kan: halli/valliauli, ‘village’, ‘hamlet’. 

Shells were a useful resource for limewash, made by crushing, burning, and mixing the shells with water to make a thin putty for treating and decorating walls [see also Sanquelim].

For related place names see Indian Place names and Goa place names

 

Igreja de Nossa Senhora de Saúde, Sancoale   RobertBarathian