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

L1 users: 180,000 (2000).

Location

Tamil Nadu state: Coimbatore district, Pollachi; Dindigul district, Sirumalai and Palani; Teni district, Cumbum Valley; Chingalpattu, Dharmapuri, Salem, and Vellore districts; Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh states.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Coimbatore, Dharmapuri, Pudukottai.

Language Use

Home. All ages. Also use Kannada [kan], Muduga [udg], Tamil [tam].

Language Development
Younger generation over 50% literate, older generation less. Radio.
Writing

Tamil script [Taml].

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 [xua] in the hills. Kurumba and Kuruman are different Scheduled Tribes. Hindu.

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