Nayar

noun \ˈnī(ə)r\
variants: or

Nair

\ˈnī(ə)r\

Definition of Nayar

plural

Nayar

or

Nayars

or

Nair

or

Nairs

  1. 1 :  a people of the Malabar coast of India formerly noted for polyandry and a matrilineal social organization

  2. 2 :  a member of the Nayar people

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Origin and Etymology of nayar

Malayalam nāyar, from Sanskrit nāyaka — more at naik


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