MAVILANS are habitants of the Kannur district. They are seen in the Vayakara, Thadikadavu, Padyoor, Kalliat, Nidyanga and envessy Amsoms of Thaliparamba Taluk. They speak Tulu and have a good talking knowledge of Malayalam. The Mavilans are divided into two distinct groups known as Tulumans and Chingattans. They speak Tulu and have a good talking knowledge of Malayalam. They use Malayalm script for written comunication. Land is the major economic resource, which is controlled by individual proprietors. Traditional occupations of the community are collection and vending of medicianal plants, basket makinng and farm labour. Their primary occupation is agriculture. They are also engaged in animal husbandry, petty business, government/private service and agricultural labour. The Mavilan community members profess Hinduism. They worship Virabadra as their community deity. They also worship Siva, Bhagwati and Vishnu. According to the 2011 census, their population can be estimated to be 14,972.