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: 33,590,300 (33,000,000 in India (2001); 10,000 in Singapore)
  • Vitality: Provincial

(data from Ethnologue and other sources)