The coastal city of Mangalore in Karnataka, is the main center of Tulu people. It is spoken by different castes and subcastes of Hindus, Jains and Christians of this region, which is also known as Tulunadu. Tulunadu is a beautiful hilly region.
The coastal city of Udupi is also main centre for tulu ( THULU ) speaking people called tuluvaas ( TULUVAAS ). In fact the language tulu is being spoken in Kerala . It is also spoken by Muslims in addition to their BYAARI language. ( TULUNADU to write in Transiliteration as THULUNAAD to spell the way it is pronounced. Otherwise it can be read in different way by those who are not well acquainted with the word or language which will gradually mislead.