Kalanadi

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A language of India

Population

750 (2004 survey).

Location

Kerala State, Wayanad district, southwest.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Lexical similarity: 75% with Malayalam [mal], 74% with Paniya [pcg], 72%–75% with Wayanad Kurichiya [kfh], 79%–83% with Mullu Kurumba [kpb], 88% with Pathiya [pty], 81% with Kunduvadi [wku].

Language Use

Continued vitality doubtful, due to small population, no separate settlements, living with Malayalis, and similarity to Malayalam [mal]. Home. Also use Malayalam [mal].

Language Development
Younger generation reportedly literate in Malayalam.
Other Comments

Common cultural origin with Kunduvadiyar and Pathiyar. Hindu.