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Malayalam

[mal-uh-yah-luh m] /ˌmæl əˈyɑ ləm/
noun
1.
a Dravidian language spoken in extreme southwestern India.
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Malayalam

/ˌmælɪˈɑːləm/
noun
1.
a language of SW India, belonging to the Dravidian family and closely related to Tamil: the state language of Kerala
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Word Origin and History for Malayalam

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

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