Kota Brahmins

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Kota Brahmin
Regions with significant populations
Karnataka, India
Mother tongue is Kota Kannada, a dialect of Kannada[1]

Kota Brahmins are an ethnic group that hail from the Kundapur and surrounding areas of Udupi[1] district in Karnataka, Bantwal and Puttur taluk in Mangalore district. Originally thought to have been brought to Kota (Udupi Taluk) and adjacent areas from northern India by Parashurama, they speak a Kannada different from the other regional dialects. Kota Brahmins who had been originally concentrated in the villages of Kota, Saligrama, Koteshwara and Kundapura of Udupi district, have spread to other areas.

Kotas are a subsect of the Brahmin caste of Hinduism.

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  1. ^ a b Krishnendu Ray, Tulasi Srinivas (2012). Curried Cultures: Globalization, Food, and South Asia. University of California Press. p. 100. ISBN 0520270118. Retrieved July 16, 2015. 

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