Dialects of Malayalam

Dialects of Malayalam

Malayalam is a Dravidian language , spoken predominantely in the Indian state of Kerala. A well organized and highly developed language, it possesses several dialects.

Regional dialects

The regional dialects of Malayalam can be divided into thirteen dialect areas. [Subramoniam, V. I. (1997). Dravidian encyclopaedia. vol. 3, Language and literature. Thiruvananthapuram: International School of Dravidian Linguistics. Cit-P-487. [http://worldcat.org/isbn/818569222X Dravidian Encyclopedia] ] They are as follows:


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