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The Kattunayakar is literally, ‘The King of the Jungle’ or ‘the god of Jungle and they do not have a Permanent Residence. The term of Kattunayakan is unoriginal from the words Kadu, meaning forest. Nayakkan means leader or head man. They speak Telugu at home and Tamil in the kinship group. Tamil is used for writing a letter. The Kattunayakan tribe of N. Puthupatti village, Nilakottai Taluk still follows their traditional customs and rituals as earlier. This Community folks mostly were nomadic in nature.


Caste, Family, Kattunayakkan, Social Discrimination.
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