Kurumba, Alu

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A language of India

Alternate Names
Alu Kurumba Nonstandard Kannada, Hal Kurumba, Pal Kurumba
Population

2,500 (1997).

Location

Tamil Nadu state: east Nilgiri Hills.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

None known. Lexical similarity: 80% between Alu Nonstandard Kannada and Pal.

Language Use

Vigorous. Some also use Kannada [kan], or southern nonstandard Kannada. Also use Tamil [tam].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 15%–25%.
Writing

Unwritten [Qaax].

Other Comments

A Scheduled Tribe. Traditional religion, Hindu.

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