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Ezhava is derived from Ezham or Elam of Sri Lanka. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Elamsrilanka? (talkcontribs) 18:14, 22 November 2013 (UTC)

Relation with Konkini People[edit]

Namadhari Naik of Konkini People is also known as Ezhava.So nexus with Ezhava and Konkini People are high. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Namadharinaik? (talkcontribs) 07:34, 16 November 2013 (UTC)

Please provide a reliable source to suport that claim. Qwyrxian (talk) 08:18, 17 November 2013 (UTC)

Channar is Oginal Konkini people ? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Elamsrilanka? (talkcontribs) 18:10, 22 November 2013 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 4 May 2014[edit]

Thiyyas and Ezhavas are same caste, know by diffferent names in north ad south kerala. A recent genetic study from all regions of kerala was conducted, which gave the abstract that both have similar genetic structure. ref:

Red information icon with gradient background.svg Not done: as you have not cited reliable sources to back up your request, without which no information should be added to any article. - Arjayay (talk) 08:33, 4 May 2014 (UTC)
Blogspot-hosted websites are not usually considered to be reliable sources. - Sitush (talk) 20:50, 19 November 2014 (UTC)


Please add information about Ezhava subcastes.

  • Channar (Southern Travancore)
  • Panikkar (Central Travancore
  • Chogans (Central Kerala)
  • Thiyya (Malabar)
  • Billava (Northern Malabar)
  • Ezhuvathi
  • Thandan — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 09:13, 30 November 2014 (UTC)
Do we have reliable sources for these as being subcastes? For example, Thiyya is a synonym. - Sitush (talk) 19:57, 30 November 2014 (UTC)


I have just reverted an edit that cited Edgar Thurston. I'm pretty sure that this is far from being the first occasion that he has been removed from this article. The source has been repeatedly rejected on the grounds of reliability, across an entire swathe of articles relating to South Indian communities: he was a scientific racist, untrained in ethnography, unable to speak the local languages and reliant mostly upon a few Brahmins whose own biases he did not take into account. - Sitush (talk) 08:34, 29 March 2015 (UTC)