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other Europeans, established a school for Polayer children on the borders of the cantonment of Trevandrum, where they are taught several trades, as well as reading.  Their ignorance in every thing showed a deplorable state for human beings to be in.  Except as labourers they knew nothing: could not count, and had never seen a larger coin than a chukrum (Less than one anna).  It will be very long ere these poor wretches rise much above what they are at present: they are, however, a contented race, and number about 100,000."--Official Report.
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