Kurumbar--shepherds of South India.

Kurumbar or Kurumans or Kurubaru caste are shepherds of South India. They are indigenous people of India. Even though they are called in different names like Kurumans,Kurumbar, Kuruba and these names are synonyms and one and the same. They speak Kuruman tribal Kannada language. Their God is Veerabadra (Beera dhevaru). They celebrate the God by breaking coconuts on their heads. Their surnames are Gounder, Gowder, Heggade, Naiker, and others.File:Kurumans.jpg They are known as Dhangar in rest of India.


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