26,000 (2004 survey). 25,000 in Wayanad; 1,000 in Gudalur of Nilgiri.
Kerala, east Wayanad district, Sulthan Bathery and Vythiri tahsils; Tamil Nadu, Nilgiri district, west Gudalur tahsil, Erumad and Cherangodu villages, 10 hamlets.
Use is declining. Home, village, religious services. Positive attitudes. Most are proficient in Malayalam [mal].
A Scheduled Tribe. Mullukuruman and Mullukurumbar are sometimes referred to as different tribes. Kuruman are in Kerala and Kurumbar in Tamil Nadu. Linguistically can be considered one group. Hindu.