Kurumba language

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Kurumba
Native toIndia
RegionTamil Nadu, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh
Native speakers
24,189 (2011 census)[1]
Tamil script
Language codes
ISO 639-3kfi
Glottologkann1253[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 Pudukkottai, Teni, Dindigul, Coimbatore, Dharmapuri, Krishnagiri, Vellore, and Salem districts of Tamil Nadu, in addition to areas of Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Statement 1: Abstract of speakers' strength of languages and mother tongues - 2011". www.censusindia.gov.in. Office of the Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 2018-07-07.
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Kannada Kurumba". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.