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I hope somebody start an article about Kolathiris.
- There is an article on Kolathiris but it redirects to Chirakkal Raja. It is very confusing. Mattisse(talk) 15:49, 18 August 2006 (UTC)
This article seems to be a combination of several existing articles and to have the wrong name
Origin of the word Malabar
There are other sources online that claim that the word Malabar actually comes from the Arab word "Ma'bar" which means "passage". The explanation given to support the claim seems to be the fact that Arab merchants had a long standing relationship with the rulers in Kerala even before the birth of Islam. So now the question is who is correct about the origin of the word "Malabar"?
- For me, it seems more logical that Malabar is etymologically derived from Malappuram than Mala+Bar or Mal+Bar. As for Ma'bar, Malabar has nothing to do with Ma'bar. The Ma'bar of Marco Polo was on South India's east coast not west. It would probably be the modern-day Mahabalipuram or Mamallapuram.-RavichandarMy coffee shop 17:17, 12 November 2008 (UTC)
WikiProject Dravidian civilizations
Wiki Raja 10:58, 14 October 2007 (UTC)
Malabar is aryan. Malabar has nothing to do with tamil civilizations or dravida. Even the language malayalam is 80% Sanskrit . — Preceding unsigned comment added by Sebonbankai (talk • contribs) 11:27, 25 December 2011 (UTC)