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- Formed around 16,000 B.C., mostly came to an end in the 1950's when they were forced to open up their land for other tribes
- Wanniyala-Aetto actually means Forest Dwellers or Veddah. Called this because they were very shy and rarely ever seen.
- There was no specific ruler and they ruled themselves because they were so isolated and because there was such a small population
- Are believed to be descendants of Sri Lanka's original Neolithic Community
- Main religions that they use are Hinduism and Buddhism
- There are less than 2,000 people
- Hunted deer, wild bore, and birds. Worked on fields (Burnt fields down and moved after a season), and gathered honey
- They speak Sinhali and Tamil
- Men and woman wore one piece clothes covering their torso and legs
- The had no religious buildings but they did pray
- Their Culture was known as the "Cult of the Dead."
- They did not have a money system or much of a trade system because they were in the middle of the ocean, but they did have a little use of trade on boats to India.
- They would trade their natural resources like clay and gems.
- They hunted animals like deer and wild boar, but collected honey and gathered fruits and berries.
- They only had a population of 2000 people, so that is why they couldn't trade as well with other civilizations as well.
- They were faced with adversity when more settlers started coming, and started destroying forests.
- They lived in small villages in the forest and lived in so small of villages that they didn't have a true primary leader.
- Their main weapon for hunting game was a bow and arrow, but they used harpoons and toxic pants for fishing.
- They were known for their culinary arts, and their famous sausage coverd in other meats and fats.
- They are a slash and burn cultivation.
- Mainly the women are the ones who do he gathering of honey, fruit, and nuts, while the men hunt the boar and deer.
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