Malayalam

Malayalam

[mal-uh-yah-luhm]
noun
a Dravidian language spoken in extreme southwestern India.
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Malayalam or Malayalaam (ˌmælɪˈɑːləm)
 
n
a language of SW India, belonging to the Dravidian family and closely related to Tamil: the state language of Kerala
 
Malayalaam or Malayalaam
 
n

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Malayalam
1837, Dravidian language of Malabar, from Dravidian Malayali, from mala "mountain" + al "possess."
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