Thiyyars of North Malabar have a unique administrative system.Thiyyar had been a high level spiritual based culture which was based on their Family Kavu, Kulam and Illam (Gotra ). Thiyyar had been their own self governing system.

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  • It is evident that Thiyyars are an exclusive ethnic group;this fact is confirmed by migration patterns and genetic studies.Thiyyars from North Malabar and other parts of Kerala should be recognized as a separate ethnic group and not included with Ezhavas ,who are from an entirely different ethnic group.

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  • Priminant Thiyyas brought identity,glory,and fame to the Thiyya community .Pre-and post -independent period ,Thiyya leaders played major roles in the national and international arena.