Thachanadan

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A language of India

Alternate Names
Moopan, Thacchanadens, Thachanad Muppans
Population

3,000 (2004 survey).

Location

Kerala, Wayanad district, Kalpetta, Meppadi, Muttil and Ambalavayal panchayats; Malappuram district, Nilambur area.

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Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

None known. Lexical similarity: 60%–64% with Malayalam [mal], 50%–54% with Tamil [tam], 66%–72% with Mullu Kurumba [kpb].

Language Use

Some use Malayalam in home and village, esp. with children. Use is less among youth. Home, village. All ages. Mixed attitudes. Also use Malayalam [mal].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 30% (2004 survey). Literacy rate much lower than state literacy rate.
Writing

Unwritten [Qaax].

Other Comments

A Scheduled Tribe. Traditional religion, Hindu.