Aranadan is a Dravidian tribal community found in the states of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. A majority of this scheduled tribe are also settled down in Kozhikode District and Palakkad District, of Kerala. They are also known by two different names - Arnatas and Eranadans.

Apart from the Malayalam, Aranadans speak a distinctive language known as Aranatan. They observe the traditions of Hindus. Aranadans are manual labors and some times they engage in the raising of livestock.

Updated on 17th August, 2014


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