variants or Vellalla
plural Vellala or Vellalas or Vellalla or Vellallas
: a member of a Tamil caste of the highest Sudra rank whose members are numerous in Madras and consist chiefly of landowners and cultivators

Word History


Tamil veḷḷāḷan

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“Vellala.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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