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BEDUR, OR VEDDAR. ceremonies, no doubt, relate to an extreme antiquity, when there was no Hindooism. In disposition Bedurs are proud, not to say haughty, and have abrupt manners, which might be mistaken for insolence; but it is characteristic of the people among themselves. They are passionate and vindictive, with many traces of original savagery by no means overcome. On the other hand they are generous, brave, charitable, and faithful; and among the numerous classes of Hindoos which form the usual population of the country, are still a distinct and remarkable tribe, with every characteristic of primitive origin.
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