|70,000 (2001 census)|
Yerukula is a Dravidian language mainly spoken by the Yerukala tribe. This language is also called Kurru basha or Kulavatha. Yerukala is linguistically close to South Dravidian languages such as Ravula and Irula. Lexical similarity among these languages ranges from 53% to 81%; in the case of Irula, it varies from 33% to 38%; in case of Ravula, it varies from 28% to 45%; in case of modern Tamil, it varies from 27% to 45%.
Some of the language terms, mostly relations.
|Father||Aava||Father's Father||Jejaava||Father's Mother||Jeji|
|Mother||Amma||Mother's Father||Tata||Mother's Mother||Ammamma|
|Son||Momu||Elder Brother||Berannu||Younger Brother||Thenbhi|
|Daughter||Maga||Elder Sister||Berukka||Younger Sister||Thangisee|
|Grand Daughter||Pethi||Grand Son||Pyathu||Father's Sister||Atta|
|Elder Sister-in-law||Nanga||Younger Sister-in-law||Merchenchi||Uncle||Mama|
References and notes
- according to the 2001 census
- Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Yerukula". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.
The only book on the Yerukala language published so far is "Yerukula Dialect" by G. Srinivasa Varma, Dept. of Linguistics, Annamalai University, 1978.
- http://www.yerukala.info - Yerukalas Home Page
- http://www.hindu.com/2007/08/08/stories/2007080853290400.htm - Yerukala script
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