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Sanoor

''' Sanoor ''' is a village in the southern state of Karnataka, India. The name Sanoor literally means "Small village", in Kannada. Economy is based mainly on agriculture and secondarily on labour. There are few big hamlets in the village, namely, Irvathuru, Pulkeri, Murathangady, Aayere and Thanada gudde.

During the colonial 5 era, the village was headed by the Patels (Patler). Upon independence, the administration is handled by the Village Mandala Panchayath. For justice, the nearest court is at Karkala town which is at 5 km distance from the village center. There are few primary schools and one Government Pre-university College. Tulu language is widely spoken. Other languages that are spoken in the village are Konkani and Kannada. Bunts, Nadavas, Billavas and Jains are the ethnic communities and the others namely Marathis, Konkanis, Brahmins are believed to be the early migrants. With the Portuguese wave, soon the village gave birth to Catholic Christians through religious conversion. The local Muslims belong to Moplah community are known as Bearys, who speak a dialect called Beary bashe. The community seem to exist in the region for thousand over years. The Bearies are perhaps the descendents of those Arab (Baharis - Outsiders or Overseas) traders who might have mixed with the local population during the course of their trade with the local kingdom.