- a Dravidian language spoken in extreme southwestern India.
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I know of no complete record of the terminology of the fourth chief language of South India, Malayalam.Kinship and Social Organisation
W. H. R. Rivers
In 1901 the total number of speakers of Malayalam in all India was just about six millions.
- a language of SW India, belonging to the Dravidian family and closely related to Tamil: the state language of Kerala
1837, Dravidian language of Malabar, from Dravidian Malayali, from mala "mountain" + al "possess."