Malankuravan

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A language of India

Alternate Names
Mala Koravan, Malaikuravan, Malakkuravan, Male Kuravan
Population

18,600 (2001 census). 260 in Kerala, 18,300 in Tamil Nadu.

Location

Kerala state: Kollam, Kottayam, and Trivandrum districts, Chittar, Kattachira, and Rajanpara in Ranni Range, Pathanamthitta sub-district, Nottakal in Pathanapuram sub-district, Pampa river, Neduvanged sub-district forest tracks; Tamil Nadu state: Kanniyakumari district.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Malayadiars.

Language Use

Also use Tamil [tam].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 53% for Kerala, 41% for Tamil Nadu (2001 census).
Other Comments

A Scheduled Tribe. Reported to speak a dialect of Malayalam [mal] with many borrowed words and phrases from Tamil. Traditional religion, Hindu.

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