[mal-uh-yah-luh m] /ˌmæl əˈyɑ ləm/

a Dravidian language spoken in extreme southwestern India.
a language of SW India, belonging to the Dravidian family and closely related to Tamil: the state language of Kerala

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


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