Mannan people

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The Mannan people are one of the Scheduled Tribes who live in Idukki District in Kerala, India. The Mannan have a hereditary king who leads them. They are said to be descendants of Pandyan King and mother tongue is Tamil.

The Mannan people have long lived in the dense forest areas, but more recently have moved to working small farms. They have a literacy rate far below the average in India.[edit] see People Profiles> Mannan