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The Paliyan, or Palaiyar or Pazhaiyarare are Adivasi Dravidian people living in the South Western Ghats montane rain forests in South India, especially in Tamil Nadu and Kerala. They are traditional nomadic hunter-gatherers, honey hunters and foragers. Yams are their major food source. In the early part of the 20th century the Paliyans dressed scantily and lived in rock crevices and caves. Most have now have transformed to traders of forest products, food cultivators and beekeepers. Some work intermittently as wage laborers, mostly on plantations. They are included in the List of Scheduled Tribes in India.

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Google previewA Dictionary, Hindūstānī and English, and English and Hindūstānī (1849)

The Latter Being Entirely New by John Shakespear

col; TTTTT paliyan, s. m. Flight, retreat. P . .5& Jo pul-bandi, s. f. 1. Imbankment. 2. Sodomy. U§ ** Jo pul-bandi karnā, To ravish, to violate. - J.'. pilpil, s. m. Pepper. (Sans. squiem). H. A. pilpilá or pulpuli, ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the Principal Languages Spoken in the Bengal Presidency (1837)

Viz. English, Bángálí, and Hindústání. In the Roman Character by P. S. D'Rozario

yielding—khyāntabya, paliyan bātyajamashil—dabnewälá Cession, s. a giving up, a yielding, surrender—padádityág, chhiriysi d. rakhyane asamartha haiyā arpan, paliyan—hawála, de qālná Ces'tus, s. the girdle of Venus—Shukri debir ...

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Scrabble value of P3A1L1I1Y4A1N1

The value of this 7-letter word is 12 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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