A Mannewar forest tribal group was called an ancient group of India, with a history of 700 yrs. They belonged
to the Dravidian family, and were the most important of the Non-Aryan or forest tribes. Generally Mannewar tribal people lived in forest areas for a long time. A considerable number went to Nagpur, wardha, Amravoti (Amravati) and Yeotmal, as also Balagha and Chanda (Chandrapur). It is especially noticeable in the figures of the Betual and Chhindwada Districts, that the attraction of labourers on irrigation and mines in the Wainganga districts, and the improvement in communication afforded by the Satpura Railway, was high.