Kolam is a Dravidian language spoken by about 200,000 people in the
Indian states of Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh. The
language is also known as Kolami, Kolamboli, Kolamy, Kolmi or Kulme.
The Kolam call themselves ‘Kolvar’: ‘Kola’ means stick or bamboo
in their language. Their name probably derives from their livelihood
of making baskets, wattles and winnowing fans from bamboo.
This is a script for Kolam devised by Professor Prasanna Sree.
Information provided by Professor Prasanna Sree
of Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India
Information about the Kolam language and people