Kolami


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the Dravidian language spoken by the Kolam in central India

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His Kolami, a Dravidian Language (1955a) deals with an analysis of Kolami descriptively (structurally in Bloomfieldian terms) and also discusses its place in Central Dravidian, as well as providing an etymological index of Kolami words.
Using Steever's (1993: 4) names, three distinct and coherent groups are universally recognized: 1) South: Tamil, Malayalam, Irula, Kodagu, Toda, Kota, Kannada, and Tulu; 2) South-Central: Telugu, Gondi, Konda, Kui, Kuvi, Pengo, and Manda; 3) Central: Kolami, Naiki, Parji, Ollari, and Gadaba.
4: for DEDR 4240 'smoke', Tamil pukai, Kannada poge, Telugu poga, it is doubtful whether South Dravidian (plus Telugu) can be reconstructed beyond the problematic *pulokay (placed in DEDR as if with *u), but o and o found in Kolami pog, Gondi pog-, poy-, and Gadaba pog-, Kui pok-, Kuwi boy- are evidence for Proto-Dravidian *pok- and *pok-.