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.

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


  • Rajam, playback singing and more
    Playback singing was introduced in Malayalam cinema with Nirmala. T.K. Govinda Rao and Sarojini Menon were the singers chosen to give voice to the actors in this film. Before Nirmala,... Read more on this news related to 'Malayalam'
  • YuppTV Launches ‘Manorama News’ and Entertainment Based ‘Mazhavil Manorama’ for International Viewers!!!
    In its endeavor to make live TV reach viewers across the globe, YuppTV today touched greater heights by launching the most watched Malayalam Channels of Manorama News and Mazhavil Read more on this news related to 'Malayalam'
  • Malayalis in Dubai herald Onam fest with rice donation
    In Dubai, the challenge was first publicly taken up by a team of RJs with Malayalam radio station Hit FM on August 26.  This Onam season, the rice bucket challenge that is gaining momentum in India has come to Dubai with expatriates from Kerala state here getting on the rice donation bandwagon, giving a new meaning to the celebration of their festival of equality Read more on this news related to 'Malayalam'

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