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Malayalamമലയാളം

Language Data

  • Alternate names: Alealum, Malayalani, Malayali, Malean, Maliyad, Mallealle, Mopla; Also, in Singapore: Alealum, Malayal, Malayalani, Malean, Maliyad, Mallealle, Mopla
  • Dialects: Central Kerala, Kasargod, Kayavar, Malabar, Malayalam, Mapilla, Moplah, Nagari-Malayalam, Namboodiri, Nasrani, Nayar, North Kerala, Pulaya, South Kerala
  • Scriptures published: Bible (1841--2004) New Testament (1829--1995) Portions (1811--1968)
    FCBH (New International Version) See above
    The JESUS Film See above
  • Literacy: No information available.
    Second Language: No information available.
  • Primary country: India
  • Region: Kerala and Lakshadweep; Karnataka, Dakshina Kannada, Kodagu, and Mysore districts; Tamil Nadu, The Nilgiris, Colimbatore, and Tirunelveli districts; western Puducherry, Mahe
  • Also used in: Bahrain, Canada, Fiji, Israel, Malaysia, Qatar, Singapore, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States
  • Religion: Hindu, Muslim, Christian, Jewish
  • Status: Statutory provincial language in India
  • Number of users: 33,550,900 (33,000,000 in India (2001); 10,000 in Singapore)
  • Vitality: Provincial

(data from Ethnologue and other sources)

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