Malayalam

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Malayalam Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

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  • a Dravidian language (closely related to Tamil) that is spoken in southwestern India

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  • a Dravidian language (closely related to Tamil) that is spoken in southwestern India

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Malayalam Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


Malayalam is a language. Most people that speak Malayalam live in Kerala, in India. A speaker of Malayalam is called a Malayali. Sometimes the language, and its speaker, are called as Malabari.

Malayalam (/malayALam/) is the main language of the South Indian state of Kerala and also of the Lakshadweep Islands (Laccadives) of the west coast of India.

Malayalis (speakers of Malayalam), who - males and females alike - are almost totally literate, constitute 4 percent of the population of India and 96 percent of the population of Kerala (29.01 million in 1991).

In terms of the number of speakers, Malayalam ranks eighth among the 18 major languages of India.



Malayalam Sample Sentences in News


  • Malayalam actor Shine Tom Chacko among 5 arrested on drug charge
    A Malayalam actor and four women were arrested here for allegedly possessing narcotics, police said today. On a tip off, the police raided the flat in Kadavanthara last night and recovered 10 grams of cocaine. Police took into custody five persons-- actor Shine Tom Chacko, Assistant Director Blessy and three young models when the party was on at the flat. Their st Read more on this news related to 'Malayalam'
  • Malayalam actor Chacko among 5 held on drug charge in Kochi
    A Malayalam actor and four women were arrested in Kochi for allegedly possessing narcotics, police said on Saturday. On a tip off, the police raided the flat in Kadavanthara on Friday ni... Read more on this news related to 'Malayalam'
  • Malayalam actor Mala Aravindan passes away
    The actor, who was also noted for his character roles, was 76. He is survived by his wife Geetha and children Muthu and Kala. Read more on this news related to 'Malayalam'

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