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|Languages||Kannada, Kuruba language, Telugu, Marathi, Tamil|
|Populated States||Southern India|
Kuruba (also known as Kuruma, Kurumbar or Kuruba Gowda) is a Hindu caste whose traditional occupation was that of shepherding and farming. The community is present in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu. They are known by different names such as Dhangar, Hatkar and Telwar Lingayat in Maharashtra.