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What is the story about the Kodavu people’s descent?
The people of Coorg are believed to be of Greek or Arabic descent. It is said that a part of Alexander’s army moved towards the south and had to settle there when their return became impractical. They married amongst the locals and their culture is manifested in marriage and religious rites and martial traditions. The long, black coats with embroidered waist belts worn by Kodavus, known as Kuppia resembles the Kuffia worn by the Arabs and the Kurds also throw light on the Arabic origins of Kodavu people.
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Complete the following phrases from the text. For each phrase, can you find at least one other word that would fit into the blank?
(i) tales of ………….
(ii) coastal …………
(iii) a piece of……
(v) …… plantations
(vi) ………. Bridge.
(vii) wild…….NCERT - First Flight
Certain words ‘go together’. Such ‘word friends’ are called collocations. The collocation of a word is ‘the company it keeps’.
For example, look at the paired sentences and phrases below. Which is a common collection, and which one is odd? Strike out the odd sentence or phrase.
(a) ● How old are you?
● how young are you?
(b) ● a pleasant person
● a pleasant pillow
A. Here are some nouns from the text.
Culture monks surprise experience weather tradition
Work with a partner and discuss which of the nouns can collocate with which of the adjectives given below. The first one has been done for you.
Unique terrible unforgettable serious ancient wide sudden
(i) culture: unique culture, ancient culture
(vi) tradition:NCERT - First Flight
What are some of the things you now know about -
(i) The people of Coorg?
(ii) The main crop of Coorg?
(iii) The sports it offers to tourists?
(iv) The animals you are likely to see in Coorg?
(v) Its distance from Bangalore, and how to get there?NCERT - First Flight
Here are six sentences with some words in italics. Find phrases from the text that have the same meaning. (Look in the paragraphs indicated)
(i) During monsoons, it rains too heavily that tourists do not visit Coorg. (Para 2)
(ii) Some people say that Alexander’s army moved south along the coast and settled here. (Para 3)
(iii) The Coorg people are always ready to tell stories of their son’s and father’s valour. (Para 4)
(iv) Even people who normally lead an easy and slow life get smitten by the high-energy adventure sports of Coorg. (Para 6)
(v) The theory of the Arab origin is supported by the long coat with embroidered waist-belt they wear. (Para 4)
(vi) Macaques, Malabar squirrels observe you carefully from the tree canopy. (para 7)NCERT - First Flight
What is the story about the Kodavu people’s descent?NCERT - First Flight
Where is Coorg?NCERT - First Flight