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Tulu Nadu is a Tulu-speaking region spread over parts of present Karnataka and Kerala States of India. It consists of the Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts of Karnataka and the northern parts of the Kasaragod district of Kerala up to the Payaswini River. Mangalore (Kudla / Kodial / Mangalapura), Udupi (Odipu) and Kasaragod (Kasrodu) are its important cities

Shivalli Brahmins Community

The family houses of Shivalli Brahmins had a direct bearing on these 32 villages. Family names of shivalli Brahmins itself is a fantastic story. The shivalli Brahmins community which lived in a compact geographical area measuring 100 k.m. width and ...

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Mogaveera Community

The Mogaveeras (also spelt, ‘Mogavira’) represent the native fishing community of the Karavali Karnataka. In the Udupi area they are also known as Marakalas.To the south of Ullal they are known as Bovis. In the southern Karavali from Brahmavara southward ...

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The Billava Community: Significant evolutionary trends

The study of historical evolution of Tulu communities is an  enchanting line of work as the strings we encounter in the due course implicitly reflect the evolutionary footprints preserved during the long journey since our early ancestors set their foots ...

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Thiyya -Belchada community : A conspectus

Modes of living created traditional occupations that suited to a man’s environment and circumstances.  The occupations gradually acquired the shade of a caste or class.  These castes were considered as specialists in a specific profession. Each traditional profession devised tools suited to ...

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Bunt Community

The land-locked country sloping down from the Western Ghats to the wave-lashed shoreline in the southern half of coastal Karnataka, lush with waving paddy fields and meandering rivers and streams, alternating with green hillocks and forests, once thick and alive ...

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