Kurumba language

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Kurumba
Native to India
Region Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh
Native speakers
180,000 (2000)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3
kfi – Kannada Kurumba
Glottolog kann1253[2]

Kurumba, also known as Kannada Kurumba, is a Southern Dravidian language of the Tamil–Kannada subgroup spoken by the Kuruba tribe. It is often considered a dialect of Kannada; however, Ethnologue classifies it as a separate language.

Geographical distribution[edit]

Kurumba speakers are situated in Teni, Dindigul, Coimbatore, Dharmapuri, Vellore, and Salem districts of Tamil Nadu, in addition to areas of Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kannada Kurumba at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Kannada Kurumba". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.