Attapady Kurumba language

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Attapady Kurumba
Native toIndia
Native speakers
(1,400 cited 1991 census)[1]
  • Southern
    • (?)
      • Attapady Kurumba
Malayalam script
Language codes
ISO 639-3pkr

Attapady Kurumba also called Pal Kurumba is an unclassified Southern Dravidian language spoken by a Scheduled tribe of India. It shows only approximately 50% lexical similarity with the other South Dravidian languages named Kurumba, but up to 82% with Muduga and 52% with Kannada Kurumba; Attapady Kurumba, Muduga, and Irula each use their mother tongue when speaking to each other. Thudukki variety of Attapady Kurumba is reportedly most pure.[1]


  1. ^ a b Attapady Kurumba at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Attapady Kurumba". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.