Kulis
Indigenous Group Kulis (Also known as: Kuli, Kuliga, Muliga)
Location India, Orissa State, Sambalpuri Region, Phulbani, Puri, Daspalla
Estimated Population 11,000 (2009, Joshua Project)
Environment Jungle / Mountain / Valley / Riverine / Tropical
Lifestyle Sedentary
Subsistence Handicraft Sales / Agriculture / Paid Labor
Level of Assimilation Fairly Traditional
Language Family Oriya
Classification: Indo-European, Indo-Iranian, Indo-Aryan, Eastern zone, Oriya
Alternate Names: Uriya, Utkali, Odri, Odrum, Oliya, Orissa, Vadiya, Yudhia
Dialects: Midnapori (Oriya Proper, Standard Oriya), Southern Oriya, Western Oriya (Sambalpuri), Northwestern Oriya, North Balasori Oriya, Midnapore Oriya, Halbi
Website URLs Important Tribes and Castes of Sambalpur
Indian Textiles: Past and Present (page 152)
India Travelogue
Wikipedia – Oriya Language
Ethnologue: Oriya, A Language of India
NGOs None found