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But actually the first settlement of the Cochini Jews wasn't in Cochin but a little north from Cochin in the town of Kudungallur (formly Cranganore).

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The Chennamangalam Synagogue: Jewish Community in a Village
retired to the Jewish quarter in Cranganore, where he took up residence.
1 1 The archdiocese of Changanacherry, Kerala state, South India
Cranganore in 52 AD.
Cranganore where 'they received kind usage and concluded to settle a factory'.(6 ). Accordingly were left at Cranganore with George Woolman as chief.
/. Mar. biol. Ass. India, 1964, 7 (1): 150-168 HYDROGRAPHY OF
Reference may be made here to the Cranganore section where a strong waves has been noticed in the regions off Cranganore, Calicut and Cannanore.
History of the Jews of India The total Jewish population of India grew
only affirmed their original and genuine Jewish status, but held that the principality at Cranganore was granted to their ancestors.

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Queen of the Arabian Sea
Jewish Synagogue: Located near Mattancherry Palace the prosperous Jewish trading community built the Jewish Synagogue in 1568 whose links with Kerala begin in Kodungallor (Cranganore) in the north of the state.
India: un hogar feliz
Originalmente residían en Cranganore, pero debieron abandonar la provincia cuando fue conquistada por los portugueses —y por ende llegó la Inquisición— en 1553. Entonces se dirigieron a Cochin.

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Kodungallur - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Cranganore Fort - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
CRANGANORE, leading port and commercial center in ancient and medieval India, associated with the ancient port of Miziris, north of *Cochin.
Kodungallur : The Cradle of Christianity In India 2000
The present condition of Cranganore is, indeed, deplorable.
Cranganore Fort Kodungallur [Spot ID 33LBKX], Ernakulam District
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