Betta Kurumba language

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Betta Kurumba
Beṭṭa Kurumba (பெட்டா குறும்ப)
Native to India
Region Nilgiri mountains (Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala)
Native speakers
32,000 (2003)[1]
Dravidian
Kannada script. Malayalam script. Tamil script.
Language codes
ISO 639-3 xub
Glottolog bett1235[2]

The Betta Kurumba language (Beṭṭa Kurumba) is a Dravidian language closely related to Tamil,[3][4] and is spoken by 32,000 people in the Nilgiri mountains and in adjoining areas in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala. Beṭṭa (ಬೆಟ್ಟ) means “hills” in Kannada.

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  1. ^ Betta Kurumba at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Betta Kurumba". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ "Betta Kurumba". Ethnologue-languages of the world. SIL International.
  4. ^ Shapiro, Michael C.; Schiffman, Harold F. (1981). Language and Society in South Asia. Motilal Banarsidass Publishers. p. 101. ISBN 9788120826076.

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