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Nittaewo - The Legendary Pygmies (hobbits) of Ceylon
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Author:  Rohan2 [ Thu Aug 25, 2005 9:54 pm ]
Post subject:  Nittaewo - The Legendary Pygmies (hobbits) of Ceylon

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Nittaewo - The Legendary Pygmies (hobbits) of Ceylon

The Nittevo are said to have been a dwarfish race of men who lived in the Mahalenama region now within the Yala East Intermediate Zone and the Tamankaduva area. These folk are believed to have been exterminated by the Veddas about 250 years ago.

Hugh Nevill (The Nittaewo of Ceylon. The Taprobanian.> 1886) has recorded some interesting information relating to this legendary race obtained from Vedda sources. Says Nevill: "The Nittaewo were a cruel and savage race of men, rather dark, living in small communities at Lenama."


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