Read the following extract carefully and answer the questions that follow:
The fiercely independent people of Coorg are possibly of Greek or Arabic descent. As one story goes, a part of Alexander is army moved south along the coast and settled here when return became impractical. These people married amongest the locals and their culture is apparent in the martial traditions, marriage and religious rites, which are distinct from the Hindu mainstream. The theory of Arab origin draws support from the lonag, back coat with embriodered waist-belt worn by the Kodavus, known as Kuppiya; it resembles the Kuffia worn by the Atabs and the Kurds.
(i) Of which descent are the people of Coorg?
(ii) What is the story about the Greek origin of the people of Coorg?
(iii) What is the theory in support of the Arab origin of the Coorgi people?
Ans: (i) The people of Coorg are possibly the descent of the Greeks or the Arabs.
(ii) A part of Alexander's army moved south along the coast. They setteled there because their return became impossible. They married amongst the locals. They were different from the Hindus.
(iii) The Arab origin of the Coorg's people is based on Kuppiva that resembles the Kuffia worn by the Arabs and the Kurds. Kuppiva is a long black coat with embroidered west belt worn by the Kodavus.