200 (2001 census).
Kerala, Kozhihkode district, Ernad taluk; Palakkad district; Malappuram district, Nilambur tahsil; Tamil Nadu, Karnataka.
Vitality in Malappuram District questionable due to small population, no separate settlements, living with Malayalis. Low education level helps keep language stable. Home, village. Negative attitudes. Most have at least basic proficiency in Malayalam [mal], which is used in all the same domains as Aranadan.
A Scheduled Tribe. Traditional religion.