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

The Nilgiri Hills (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 (Wainad) 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, Marine Carrin (Editor-in-Chief), Michel Boivin, Gérard Toffin, Paul Hockings, Raphaël Rousseleau, Tanka Subba, Harald Lambs-Tyche (Section Editors). Consulted online on 05 December 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2665-9093_BERO_COM_032133>
First published online: 2019



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