The Mer are a Hindu community belonging to the Saurashtra region of Gujarat an Indian state. They are also called as Maher or Mehar. They speak the Gujarati language. They are based in the Porbandar, Ranavav and Kutiyana talukas of Junagadh district. They are an endogamous group sub-divided into 14 exogamous lineages. The women of this community do not suffer female seclusion norms. They are a predominantly agricultural community. Mer men perform the Mer ras a dance, which is known as a warrior dance. 
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