69,500 (2001 census).
Karnataka, Kerala, and Maharashtra states; Telangana state: Karimagar and north Nizamabad districts; Tamil Nadu state: Chengai Anna, Coimbatore, Nilgiri, Periyar, and Salem.
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.
Telugu script [Telu].
Some people called Yerukula speak Telugu [tel] as L1. Traditionally nomadic. A Scheduled Tribe. Hindu.