Kunduvadi

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A language of India

Population

1,000 (2004 SIL).

Location

Kerala, Wayanad district, Puthadi, Purakkadi, and Pulpalli villages; Kozhikode district, Vythiri taluk, Cheeyambam, Irulambam, Manaluvayal, Pakkam, and Porakady villages.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Like Malayalam [mal] but with peculiar intonation and dialect virtually unintelligible to others (Shashi 1994; Menon 1996). Lexical similarity: 65% with Malayalam [mal], 61% with Aranadan [aaf], 83% with Pathiya [pty], 81% with Kalanadi [wkl].

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].

Other Comments

Common cultural origin with Kalanadiyar and Pathiyar. Hindu.