Before the Hoodlums invaded, the Nookins lived happily, tucked underground near the volcanic core. Unfortunately, this was the perfect place for a Hoodlum factory, and the Nookins soon found themselves, and their treasured ukuleles, kicked to the curb.
The Nookins are a volcano-dwelling tribe of Teensies found in Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc. Originally from the location of the Hoodlum Headquarters, they were chased from their homes as the Hoodlums built their factory. In the game, they are only encountered inside cages in the Tower of the Leptys. They also appear in the handheld version of the game, sleeping or dancing at the end of every world. The player cannot interact with them.
The way they talk is similar to the way stereotypical Jamaicans speak, usually adding 'mon' on the end of their phrases, such as 'I have to go finish inventing chocolate toothpaste, mon'.
- GameClubCentral, Rayman 3: It’s Teensie Time, http://www.gameclubcentral.com/index.php?name=Sections&op=viewarticle&artid=18