I propose that Malabar region be merged into Malabar Coast. They seem to be discussing the same subject, the common name for which I think is Malabar Coast. Batternut (talk) 12:57, 12 October 2017 (UTC)
Decline: Malabar coast is a geographic feature (includes areas in Karnataka and Kerala). While Malabar region, is a social and administrative region exclusively in Kerala, precursor to which was the the British Malabar District, before which it was the lands which constituted the kingdom of Zamorin of Calicut which he lost to Tipu Sultan and later he to the British. Both are related, but not same. Crawford88 (talk) 05:02, 13 October 2017 (UTC)
I see no evidence of "Malabar region" having any administrative role, Kerala#Subdivisions does not mention it.
Malabar coast is not a geographic feature - what makes this piece of coast 'Malabar' is the people, the society that lives/lived there.
The linked part is called district i.e. the smallest administration unit with a central government officer overseer. Malabar region, as explained in the article is a larger area consisting of 4-5 districts. See http://www.keralatourism.org/malabar/
Coast is a geographic feature. India has two coast lines on ether side . Western shore is divided into Konkan and Malabar coasts. Malabar region, on the other hand is exclusively in Kerala and is a cultural entity. Crawford88 (talk) 05:14, 16 October 2017 (UTC)