Kurumba, Kannada

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A language of India

Alternate Names
Canarese, Korambar, Kuramwari, Kuremban, Kuruba, Kuruban, Kurubar, Kurubas Kuruma, Kuruman, Kurumans, Kurumar, Kurumba, Kurumban, Kurumbar, Kurumbas, Kurumvari, Palu Kurumba, Southern Nonstandard Kannada
Population

180,000 (2000).

Location

Tamil Nadu, Teni district, Kambam valley; Dindigul district, Sirumalai, Senkuruchi Hillocks, and Palani; Coimbatore district, Pollachi, Western Fields, and Western Gate Hills; Dharmapuri, Vellore, Chingalpattu, and Salem districts; Karnataka; Andhra Pradesh.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Coimbatore, Dharmapuri, Pudukottai.

Language Use

Home. All ages. Low proficiency in Tamil [tam] or standard Kannada [kan].

Language Development
Younger generation over 50% literate, older generation less. Radio programs.
Writing
Tamil script.
Other Comments

Reportedly 3 groups of Gowda: Okkili, Anuppa, and Kurumba, which may be languages or dialects of 1 language. Sometimes referred to as Alu or Palu Kurumba, but is a different language from Alu Kurumba [zua] in the hills. Kurumba and Kuruman are different Scheduled Tribes. Hindu.