Bookkeeping: Kurumba, Kannada

This entry has been retired and is featured here only for bookkeeping purposes. Either the entry has been replaced with one or more more accurate entries or it has been retired because it was based on a misunderstanding to begin with.
AES status:
not endangered
David M. Eberhard and Gary F. Simons and Charles D. Fennig 2022
Kurumba, Kannada (kfi-kfi) = 5 (Developing).

E16/E17/E18/E19/E20/E21/E22/E23/E24 has an entry Kannada Kurumba [kfi] which is not mapped but its name, alternative names, region and comments indicate it is meant to subsume Kurumba groups who speak varieties close to Kannada, e.g., Alu, Jennu, and Betta Kurumba as well as Palu Kurumba who speak a variety closer to Tamil ( Kamil V. Zvelebil 1981 , T. Madhava Menon 1996 ). All of these Kurumba varieties already have entries in Alu Kurumba [xua], Jennu Kurumba [xuj], Betta Kurumba [xub], and Palu Kurumba = Attapaddy Kurumba [pkr]. The large number of speakers indicated, as well as the name, is consistent with the entry referring to the large community of shepherds in Tamil Nadu ( Aiyappan, A. 1948: 125-128 ) also called Kurumba. However, their language is a dialect of Kannada and thus covered in the Kannada [kan] entry ( G. Srinivasa Varma 1978 ). See also: Kannada [kan].

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