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Malabar may refer to the following :



  • Malabar, New South Wales, a suburb of Sydney, Australia
    • Malabar Headland, near Malabar, New South Wales
    • Malabar Battery, a coastal defence battery built in 1943 during World War II at Malabar Headland, Malabar, New South Wales, Australia. It is also known as Boora Point Battery




  • Malabar Island (also called Middle Island), part of the Aldabra atoll in the Seychelles


Trinidad and Tobago[edit]

United States[edit]


(After the above southern Indian region)

  • Syro-Malabar Catholic Church, a sui iuris Eastern Catholic church using a Chaldean rite, under the Major Archeparchy Archeparchy of Ernakulam-Angamaly
  • (Syro-)Malabar Rite, a Chaldean (=Syro-Oriental) Rite of the above Eastern Catholic Church
  • Malabar rites, liturgical practices from southern India

Natural sciences[edit]

  • 754 Malabar, an asteroid orbiting the Sun, discovered by August Kopff


  • Malabathrum or Malabar leaf, classical or medieval name for Cinnamomum tamala
  • Malabar chestnut, Pachira aquatica, wetland tree from Central and South America
  • Malabar nut, Justicia adhatoda, medicinal plant from Asia
  • Malabar pepper, a variety of the spice Black pepper, Piper nigrum
  • Malabar plum, a common name for some trees of tropical Asia in the family Myrtaceae
  • Malabar spinach, Basella alba, vine in the tropics, sometimes used as a vegetable


  • Malabar barbet, a small barbet in the Western Ghats of India, formerly treated as a race of the crimson-fronted barbet. It overlaps in some places with the range of the coppersmith barbet (Megalaima haemacephala)
  • Malabar danio, a tropical fish belonging to the minnow family (Cyprinidae)
  • Malabar gliding frog or less correctly Malabar flying frog, Rhacophorus malabaricus, a Rhacophorid tree frog species found in the Western Ghats of India
  • Malabar grey hornbill, Ocyceros griseus', a bird species endemic to the Western Ghats and associated hills of southern India
  • Malabar grouper, an Indo-Pacific species of fish in the family Serranidae
  • Malabar large-spotted civet, a civet
  • Malabar lark, Galerida malabarica, is a sedentary breeding bird in western India
  • Malabar pied hornbill, Anthracoceros coronatus, alias lesser pied hornbill, species in the hornbill family of tropical near-passerine birds, found in the Old World
  • Malabar spiny dormouse, a species of muroid rodent endemic to the Western Ghats of India
  • Malabar starling, Sturnia blythii, a bird species of starling found in southwest India, previously considered a subspecies of the chestnut-tailed starling
  • Malabar trevally, Carangoides malabaricus, alias Malabar jack, Malabar kingfish and nakedshield kingfish, a species of large inshore marine fish of the jack family, Carangidae
  • Malabar trogon, a species of bird in the trogon family
  • Malabar whistling-thrush, Myophonus horsfieldii, alias whistling schoolboy, a bird species in the thrush family Turdidae


In art, culture, education and entertainment[edit]




  • Malabar Hill Club, a sports club based in Mumbai (Bombay), India
  • Port Malabar Invitational, a golf tournament on the LPGA Tour from 1968 to 1969, played at the Port Malabar Country Club in Palm Bay, Florida, USA
  • Malabar United FC, a football club, registered in Kochi, which has its training base in Kozhikode, in Kerala state, India
  • Malabar Premier League, a football league in the Malabar region of South India

Other Institutions[edit]


Other uses[edit]

  • Malabar Migration, the large-scale migration from Central-South Kerala to northern regions of Kerala called Malabar in the 20th century
  • Malabar (Naval Exercise) alias Exercise Malabar, a multilateral naval exercise involving the United States, India, Japan, Australia and Singapore
  • Malabarismo, Spanish for the art and skill of juggling, a balancing (circus) act

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