Kudiya

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A language of India

Alternate Names
Male Kudiya
Population

2,800 (2007).

Location

Karnataka, Kodagu, Dakshina, and Kannada districts; Kerala, Kannur, and Kasargod districts; Tamil Nadu.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Language Use

Also use Kannada [kan], Kodava [kfa], Malayalam [mal], Tulu [tcy].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 48% for Scheduled Tribes in Karnataka; 63% for Kudiya in Kerala, 65% in Tamil Nadu (2001 census).
Writing

Kannada script [Knda]. Malayalam script [Mlym].

Other Comments

A Scheduled Tribe. Traditional religion, Hindu.