Kuruba

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Kuruba
Religions Hinduism
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.[1][full citation needed]

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  1. ^ See R. C. Dhere, Shikar Shingnapurcha ShriShambhu Mahadeo, 2001, Pune, (Marathi), Pg. 276, 277, 288, 297, 307, 312, 338, 384, 221, 143, 127, 78, 67, 45, 2

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