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This article is about the Hindi word Mallu. For the village Mällu in northwestern Estonia, see Mällu.

Mallu (Hindi: मल्लू ) is a Hindi word meaning Ape or Monkey. [1][2][3]

Mallu is an ethnic slur used to refer to people from the state of Kerala in India as a corruption of the word Malayalee, the demonym for Keralites. The word is often used for racially bullying, abusing, or trolling people from Kerala.[4][5]


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  2. ^ "Mallu Translation". almaany=. Retrieved 2013-10-15. 
  3. ^ "Mallu Translation". shabdkosh=. Retrieved 2013-11-11. 
  4. ^ "The enduring slur of racism". Mumbai Mirror. Retrieved 2015-01-28. 
  5. ^ "Me, no more Mallu, nor Chinki and definitely not Idli-Dosa". The Sunday Indian. Retrieved 2015-01-28.