An extinct language of India
ISO 639-3: mjq
||Kerala, Ernakulam, Idukki, Kottayam, and Trichur districts; Tamil Nadu.
||Arayans, Karingal, Malai Arayan, Malayarayan, Malayarayar, Male Arayans, Maley Arayan, Vazhiyammar
||Dravidian, Southern, Tamil-Kannada, Tamil-Kodagu, Tamil-Malayalam, Malayalam
||May be shifting to Malayalam [mal].
||A Scheduled Tribe. Reportedly speak a variety of Malayalam as L1. Malayarayar and Mala Arayan are listed as 2 different communities in the census but they are the same group. Though the Kanikkar of Trivandrum District also sometimes call themselves Malayarayar, they are entirely different (Menon 1996:198).