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MALAYALAM

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Originally appearing in Volume V17, Page 466 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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MALAYALAM, a language of the Dravidian family, spoken on the west coast of southern India. It is believed to have developed out of Tamil as recently as the 9th century. It possesses a large literature, in which words borrowed from Sanskrit are conspicuous. In 1901 the total number of speakers of Malayalam in all India was just about six millions.
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