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 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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