Vellala

noun
Vel·​la·​la
variants: or Vellalla \ vəˈlälə \
plural Vellala or Vellalas or Vellalla or Vellallas

Definition of Vellala

: a member of a Tamil caste of the highest Sudra rank whose members are numerous in Madras and consist chiefly of landowners and cultivators

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History and Etymology for Vellala

Tamil veḷḷāḷan

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“Vellala.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Vellala. Accessed 23 Oct. 2020.

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