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Kolam

Kolam is a Dravidian language spoken by about 200,000 people in the Indian states of Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh. The language is also known as Kolami, Kolamboli, Kolamy, Kolmi or Kulme.

The Kolam call themselves 'Kolvar': 'Kola' means stick or bamboo in their language. Their name probably derives from their livelihood of making baskets, wattles and winnowing fans from bamboo.

Kolam script

This is a script for Kolam devised by Professor Prasanna Sree.

Kolam script

Information provided by Professor Prasanna Sree of Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India

Links

Information about the Kolam language and people
http://www.ethnologue.com/show_language.asp?code=kfb
http://www.indianetzone.com/9/kolam_tribe.htm

Scripts invented by Professor Prasanna Sree

Bagatha, Dhurwa, Gadaba, Gondi, Goudu, Jatapu, Kammara, Kolam, Konda-Dora, Kotia, Koya, Kupia, Mali, Mukha Dora, Rana, Savara, Sugali, Yerukula

Dravidian languages

Badaga, Brahui, Gondi, Irula, Jatapu, Kannada, Kodava, Kolam, Konda, Koya, Kurukh, Malayalam, Mukha Dora, Sankethi, Savara, Sunuwar, Suriyani Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Toda, Tulu, Yerukula


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