Pariahs

  pariah |pəˈrīə| noun 1 an outcast: they were treated as social pariahs. 2 historical a member of a low caste in southern India. ORIGIN early 17th cent.: from Tamil paṛaiyar, plural of paṛaiyan ‘(hereditary) drummer,’ from paṛai ‘a drum’ (pariahs not being allowed to join in with a religious procession).