Malayali Tribes – UPSC Prelims

  • Malayali is a tribal group from the Eastern Ghats in North Tamil Nadu.
  • They are usually hill farmers and they cultivate different types of millet.
  • Malayalis originally belonged to the Vellala caste of cultivators and emigrated from the sacred city of Kanchi to the hills about ten generation ago, when Muhammadan rule was dominant in Southern Indian.
  • Why in News? Giant Rock Bee Honey, a unique variant of honey sourced from Malayali Tribes was added to Tribes India collection.

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