Mappila (disambiguation)

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A Mappila, also known as Muslim Mappila, is a member of a Muslim community in Kerala, India.

Historically, this name was commonly used to refer to all West Asian-origin immigrant communities of Kerala.

Mappila may also refer to:


  • Muslim Mappila, members of Muslim community in Kerala, India (mostly in the Malabar region of northern Kerala)
  • Nasrani Mappila or Saint Thomas Christians, a Christian community in Kerala
  • Juda Mappila or Cochin Jews, a Jewish community in Kerala


  • Moplah (sword), a type of sword created by the Muslim Mappila community