69,500 (2001 census).
Andhra Pradesh, Rayalseema, Telengana and Andhra regions; Tamil Nadu, Nilgiri, Coimbatore, Periyar, Salem, and Chengai Anna; Karnataka; Kerala; Maharashtra.
Vigorous language use. In Andhra Pradesh: home, community, religion; in Rayalseema and Telengana regions, wider use. Positive attitudes. Some also use Telugu [tel], with higher proficiency in Andhra Pradesh and among educated adults.
Some people called Yerukula speak Telugu [tel] as L1. Traditionally nomadic. A Scheduled Tribe. Hindu.