Menon (subcaste)

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Menon
Regions with significant populations
Mostly in Malabar or Cochin.
Languages
Malayalam
Religion
Hinduism

Menon is a subcaste of the Nair community of Kerala, India, and was an honorific hereditary title, often used as an affix to one's name, bestowed by the various kings of Kerala (including the Zamorin) to the members of certain classes of Nairs. The recipient of the title held it lifelong, and his family held it in perpetuity along the matrilineal line.

The Menons were engaged in various administrative duties, such as being scribes and accountants, in service of the kings of Kerala.

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