Kan: ತುಮಕೂರು tumakūru

‘Mangosteen Town’ [Tumkur] City/District, Karnataka

From Kan: tumaki/tumari/tumbari, ‘wild mangosteen tree’ [Diospyros peregrina/Diospyros embryopteris]; or tumbe/tumbi, ‘Ceylon slitwort’ [Leucas zeylanica].

The modern city is a food processing hub and has India’s first mega food park; specialising, above all, in coconuts, areca nuts and paddy.

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