Tulu/Dialects

One more notable thing about this poor sister of Dravidian Language family, is that, even though it is now confined to just 2-3 districts, it has a number of dialects. These dialects are mainly regional and also based on castes and subcastes of Tulu speaking Hindus. One of these dialects spoken by the Tulu brahmans namely Sthanika brahmans and Shivalli brahmans is the one which is mainly used for all the literary works found in the language.