Ethnic population: 30,000.
Andhra Pradesh, East Godavari, West Godavari, Srikakulam, Vishakhapatnam, and Vizianagaram districts; Tamil Nadu.
8b (Nearly extinct).
It is uncertain if they are speaking Telugu [tel] or a closely related language of their own.
Telugu script [Telu].
A Scheduled Tribe. Reportedly speak Telugu [tel] as L1. Hindu.