Twenty four Manai Telugu Chettiars

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24 Manai Telugu Chetty
ReligionsHinduism
LanguagesKannada, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu
Populated statesAndhra Pradesh, Chattisgargh, Gujarat, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu

The 24 Manai Telugu Chettiars (24MTC) are traditionally a Telugu speaking Indian caste of the Chettiar who are prominent merchants of Tamil Nadu. They are found predominantly in the states of Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka in India, as well as Gujarat and Sri Lanka. This community is known by a number of variants and spellings of their name, and is divided into twenty-four subdivisions (manai).

Various names[edit]

This community is also known by different names and spelling variants. They may be called 24 Manaiyar, Sathu Chetty, Janapan, Goniga, Perika, 24 Manai Telugu Chetty, Iruvathunalu.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ People of India: A - G. Oxford Univ. Press. 1998. p. 3069. ISBN 978-0-19-563354-2. Retrieved 29 June 2013.