Malayalam national language and Malayalam as a Second Language
Malayalam speaking countries include both countries with Malayalam national language and Malayalam as a second language. Check if Malayalam language is one of the Most Spoken Languages.
- Malayalam is national language of Kerala, India, Lakshadweep, Puducherry.
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Second Language is a non-native language of the speaker, but used in the locality of that person.
- Malayalam is not spoken as second language.
The Malayalam countries mentioned under Malayalam Speaking countries are the countries where majority of people speak Malayalam language.
Malayalam as minority language
Countries with Malayalam as minority language are also included in Malayalam speaking countries.
- Malayalam is spoken as minority language in Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
Along with Malayalam speaking countries check out Malayalam speaking population. The language spoken by minority of the population of a territory is called minority language.
- Continent wise Malayalam speaking countries mainly lie in Asia.
You can also explore more about all Oceania Languages which are spoken in Oceania Continent.
Malayalam Regulator and Facts
Many world languages have one or more language regulators. The bodies that regulate standard languages are usually called language academies. Official organizations that regulate Malayalam language are Malayalam regulators. Malayalam is regulated by Academy for Malayalam literature, Government of Kerala. The regulatory bodies of Malayalam lie in Malayalam speaking countries. Some of the interesting facts of Malayalam:
- Malayalam language has 54 literals. Same sounds have different versions to it.
- Malayalam script is reffered as "Rod Script" and it is derived from the Grantha script, which was developed from Indic script of Brahmi.
The Malayalam language is derived from Sanskrit Language and is closely related to Tamil and Sanskrit Languages.