language spoken in southwest India
\ma"la*ya"lam\ (?), n. the name given to one the cultivated dravidian languages, closely related to the tamil. --yule.
Malayalam (, ), is a language spoken in India, predominantly in the state of Kerala. It is one of the 22 scheduled languages of India and was declared a classical language by the Government of India in 2013. Malayalam has official language status in the state of Kerala and in the union territories of Lakshadweep and Puducherry. It belongs to the Dravidian family of languages, and is spoken by approximately 33 million people according to the 2001 census. Malayalam is also spoken in the neighboring states of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka; with more populace in the Nilgiris, Kanyakumari and Coimbatore districts of Tamil Nadu, and the Dakshina Kannada and Kodagu districts of Karnataka.
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Malayalam is a Dravidian language closely related to Tamil and widely spoken on the west coast of south India, the Laccadive Islands and in Singapore.
The language is: Malayalam
1. a Dravidian language (closely related to Tamil) that is spoken in southwestern India
(hypernym) South Dravidian
- Static variable in class java.lang.Character.UnicodeBlock
public static final Character.UnicodeBlock MALAYALAM
Constant for the Unicode character block of the same name.
The name given to one the cultivated Dravidian languages, closely related to the Tamil.
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