Kota

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A language of India

Alternate Names
Kother-Tamil, Kotta, Kowe-Adiwasi
Population

930 (2001 census). Ethnic population: 1,400.

Location

Tamil Nadu, Sholur Kokkal, New Kotagiri, Kilkotagiri, Kollimalai, Kundah Kotagiri, Trichicady, and Gudalur settlements; a few in Ooty, Coonoor, Indunagar, Aravankavu, and Wellington; Chennai.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Ko Bashai. Lexical similarity: 35% with Badaga [bfq], 38% with Tamil [tam], 36% with Malayalam [mal], 24% with Toda [tcx].

Language Use

Tamil [tam] used in home and major domains. Language shift taking place. Positive attitudes. Also use Badaga [bfq], Kannada [kan], Tamil [tam].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: Below 1%. Literacy rate in L2: 75% (2001 census). Grammar.
Writing

Tamil script [Taml].

Other Comments

A Scheduled Tribe. Endogamous within the ethnic group. Hindu.