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Ten Kurumban


Ten Kurumbans are found in the Wayanad district of Kerala, primarily in the Nilambur Valley and its surrounding areas.


 The Ten Kurumbans are primarily hunter-gatherers and have a deep connection with the forest. They rely on forest resources for their sustenance, including hunting, gathering wild fruits, vegetables, and medicinal herbs.

Social Organization:

 The community is led by a headman known as 'Kaniyan' or 'Vetty,' who is respected for their wisdom and knowledge of the forest. They play a crucial role in settling disputes and making decisions for the community.


 The population of Ten Kurumbans is relatively small, and they are geographically isolated in their forest dwellings.


Ten Kurumban
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