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Villavar was a tribe of hunters living in Tamilakam, the southern part of ancient India. The word villavar derives from the Dravidian word for bow (vil). The villvars lived in hill tracts and forests; their contemporaries were Minavars, who were a fishing community.[1]


  1. ^ V. Kanakasabhai (1904). The Tamils Eighteen Hundred Years Ago. Asian Educational Services. p. 39. ISBN 978-81-206-0150-5.