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Yerukula
Indigenous Group Yerukula (Also known as: Erukala, Eruku Bhasha, Korava, Korchi, Kurutha, Kurru Bhasha, Yarukula, Yerukala, Yerkula, Yerukla, Yerukula-Bhasha, Yerukala-Korava)
Location India, Andhra Pradesh, Rayalseema Region, Telengana Region, Tamil Nadu, Nilgiri, Coimbatore, Periyar, Salem, Chengai Anna, Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra
Estimated Population 437,459 (2001, Census of India)
Environment Plain / Tropical / Rainforest / Mountain
Lifestyle Semi-nomadic
Subsistence Agriculture / Animal Husbandry / Handicraft Sales
Level of Assimilation Fairly Traditional
Language Family Yerukula
Classification: Dravidian, Southern, Tamil-Kannada, Tamil-Kodagu, Tamil-Malayalam, Tamil.
Alternative Names: Erukala, Eruku Bhasha, Korava, Korchi, Kurutha, Kurru Bhasha, Yarukula, Yerukala, Yerkula, Yerukla, Yerukula-Bhasha, Yerukala-Korava
Dialects: Parikala, Sankara-Yerukala
Website URLs Livelihood Strategies Among Forest-Related Groups of South India
Ethnologue: Yerukula, A Language of India
Yerukulas- Indeginioues People of South India
Yerukulas
AP Rural Property Reduction Project
NGOs SAKTI (Search For Action and Knowledge for Tribal Initiative) Intercooperation

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