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The Panar are a Muslim community found in the state of Gujarat in India.

Panar (Kundapura)

The Panar (singular Pana) are a community found mainly in Kundapura Taluk, Udupi District, Karnataka, India. The Panar are classified as Scheduled caste by the government of Karnataka.

They are Kannada-speaking and show expertise in singing paddanas (folk songs), mainly in their native Kannada, and also in Tulu languages. They claim to have originated from the Tulu-speaking Nalike/panar of Tulunadu before their migration to northern taluk of Kundapura. The name "pana" comes from the word "pan" which means "song" and Panan of Kerala, who are also called panar in Kerala are by and large identical with this caste. Panan caste is classified as Scheduled caste in Kerala State.

Panar (disambiguation)

The Panar are a Muslim community of Gujarat, India.

Panar may also refer to:

  • Tamil Panar, an ancient and mediaeval musical community of South India
  • Panar (Kundapura), a community of Karnataka, India
  • Panhar, or Pānar, a village in Hormozgan Province, Iran
  • Panar, a tributary of the Mahananda River of India and Bangladesh