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Indigenous People of the Nilgiris: Religions of the Nilgiri Hills
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Nilgiri People

The Nilgiri Hills (Tam./Bad. Nīlagiri, “Blue Mountain”) form one small district of 2552.5 km2, the most northwesterly district in Tamil Nadu state, adjoining Karnataka and Kerala states. Two-thirds of the district is a high mountain plateau with rolling hills surrounded by steep escarpments, while one-third consists of the much lower Wayanad plateau. Elevation ranges from Doddabetta…

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Hockings, Paul, “Indigenous People of the Nilgiris: Religions of the Nilgiri Hills”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of the Religions of the Indigenous People of South Asia Online, Edited by: Marine Carrin (Editor-in-Chief), University of Toulouse Jean Jaurès, Michel Boivin, Centre for South Asian Studies (CNRS-EHESS), Gérard Toffin, Centre d’Études Himalayennes, Paul Hockings, University of Illinois at Chicago, Raphaël Rousseleau, Université de Lausanne, Tanka Subba, North-Eastern Hill University, Harald Lambs-Tyche, University of de Picardie-Jules Verne. Consulted online on 23 August 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2665-9093_BERO_COM_032133>
First published online: 2019
First print edition: 20190313



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