Kunduvadi

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A language of India

Population

1,000 (2004 SIL).

Location

Kerala state: Kozhikode district, Vythiri sub-district, Cheeyambam, Irulambam, Manaluvayal, Pakkam, and Porakady villages; Wayanad district, Pulpalli, Purakkadi, and Puthadi villages.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Similar to Malayalam [mal] but with peculiar intonation and dialect virtually unintelligible to others (Shashi and Shri 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].

Writing

Unwritten [Qaax].

Other Comments

Common cultural origin with Kalanadiyar and Pathiyar. Hindu.

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