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Rodiya People.jpg
A Rodi family in 1900's
Total population
Rodiya language
Related ethnic groups
Vedda and Kinnaraya

Rodi or Rodiya are one of the widely reported untouchable social group or caste amongst the Sinhalese people of Sri Lanka. Their status was very similar to all the Untouchable castes of India with segregated communities, ritualized begging, eating off the refuse of upper castes and refusal for the women and men to cover their upper bodies.

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  • Ratnavalli’s Children, Myth and Mystery of the Rodi by Richard Boyle
  • Handsome Beggars, The Rodiyas of Ceylon. 1957 by M.D. Raghavan

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