This community mainly lives in the Mysore district of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, just north of the area where most Betta Kurumbas are located. It is difficult to distinguish between the two communities as they are very similar in their lifestyle. However, detailed studies of kinship reveal different communities. These people also depend on different means of wage work, forest collection and mixed agriculture. They are good bamboo basket makers and are also skilled in forest labour work including the trapping of wild elephants. Their approximate population is 15,000.