Irula

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Noun1.Irula - a Dravidian language closely related to Tamil that is spoken in a hilly section of southwestern India
South Dravidian - a Dravidian language spoken primarily in southern India
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Typical examples of the particularly vulnerable tribal groups are the Greater Andamanese, Onge, and Sentinelese living in Andaman and Nicobar islands, Irulas and Todas of Tamil Nadu, the Kadar and Kurumbas of Kerala, and the Chenchus, Kolam, and Thoti of Andhra Pradesh.
Stem and stembark used medicinally by the Tribals Irulas and Paniyas of Nilgiri District, Tamilnadu.
Subhashini AB, Distribution of ABO and rhesus--D blood groups among Irulas, a tribal population of Pondicherry, India, Anthropologist, 2007: 9 (2): 163-164.
They are tribals, known as Irulas, and their people are mostly illiterate.
The social profile of Kaverirajapuram consists mostly of landless Dalits and Irulas, a tribal community.
Marginalised groups such as the Dalits and Irulas, who face the most terrible forms of deprivation and abuse under normal circumstances, required special attention.
There are approximately 3 million Irulas within southeast India.
The Irulas of Tamil Nadu are a tribe famous for snake-hunting skills.
This section on Indian studies also includes articles, with photos, on the two groups of the Nilgiri tribes of South India: (1) the Todas, Kotas, and Badagas; and (2) the Kurumbas, Irulas, and Paniyans.
The Tamil Nadu state forest department agreed to allow Irulas to capture such poisonous snakes as cobras and kraits, milk them for their venom, and release them in forest reserves.
Distribution of ABO and Rh (D) blood groups among Irulas, a tribal population of Pondicherry, India.