The characteristic dialect of the Hebbar Iyengars is called Hebbar Tamil and is a mixture of Kannada, classical Tamil, and Sanskrit. The groups' primary mother tongue is Hebbar Tamil; which is spoken in most Hebbar Iyengar households. Tamil flourished under the influence of the Vaishnava Acharyas and was learnt to study the works of Nalayira Divya Prabhandam & other Srivaishnava religious texts.
Hebbar Iyengars originate from five villages in Karnataka. These five villages or pancha grama (Sanskrit: पञ्चाग्रम, ) are: