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Nair soldiers with the King of Cochin on an elephant

Nair, also known as Nayar, is a Hindu caste of the Indian state of Kerala[1] on the Malabar Coast.

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According to some theories, the Nair have Indo-Scythian ancestry.[2][1] During British rule, Nair were known as Nayarkutti and were important in politics, government, medicine, education, and law.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Nāyar". Encyclopædia Britannica. 2011. Retrieved 2011-11-15.
  2. Tyagi, Vidya Prakash. (2009). Martial Races of Undivided India, p. 282; India, Office of the Registrar General. (1965). Census of India, 1961, Vol. 7, p. 16.

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