Uppara / Sagara
Uppalavar (Salt workers)-- A synonym of Alavan.

Uppara - Uppiliyan, Uppara, Uppaliga are different names for a class of people, who followed the same professional occupation. They profess to be Saivites and Vaishnavites, but practically they worship village dieties.. Sunkalamma, Timmappa and Jambulamma.

Reference : Castes and tribes of southern India. Assisted by K. Rangachari (1909)
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