The culture of Wayanad is related to the Tribal culture. The characteristic feature of Wayanad is the large Adivaasi population. Some of the tribal clans living here are Paniyas, Kurumas, Adiyars, Kadans etc. The people living here speak many languages other than Malayalam due to the difference in the culture. The tribals or the Adivasis here have a rich legacy of arts and crafts which includes music, dance, handicrafts etc. The main tribal art forms of Wayanad are Vattakali, Koodiyattam, Gadhika, Kolkali and Nellukuthu pattu. The tribes here are experts in using various organized farming methods. They are also famous for using various herbal medicines for treating any illness. It is gaining much importance now.