Allar

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A language of India

Alternate Names
Aalan, Alan, Alanmar, Alar, Allan, Chatans
Population

350 (Shashi and Shri 1994).

Location

Kerala, Malappuram district, Perinthalmanna tahsil, Manjeri tahsil, Mannarmala, Aminikadu, and Tazhecode; Palakkad district, Mannarkkad and Ottappalam tahsils.

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Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

Lexical similarity: 61% with Malayalam [mal], 59% with Tamil [tam].

Language Use

Vigorous. All domains. All ages. Very limited proficiency in Malayalam [mal].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: Below 1%.
Writing
Malayalam script.
Other Comments

Traditional religion.