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  Malayalam
Malayalam (/malayALam/) is the principal language of the South Indian state of Kerala and also of the Lakshadweep Islands (Laccadives) of the west coast of India.
Proto-Tamil Malayalam, the common stock of Tamil and Malayalam apparently disintegrated over a period of four of five centuries from the ninth century on, resulting in the emergence of Malayalam as a language distinct from Tamil.
Malayalam poetry to the late twentieth century betrays varying degrees of the fusion of the three different strands.
www.cs.cmu.edu /afs/cs/user/vipin/www/mal.html   (631 words)

  
  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Onam   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Malayalam (മലയാളം) is the language spoken predominantly in the state of Kerala, in southern India.
Kochi (Malayalam: കൊച്ചി []), formerly known as Cochin, is the largest city in the state of Kerala, India, and one of the principal seaports in the country.
Thiruvananthapuram (Malayalam: തിരുവനന്തപുരം Tiruvanŭntapuraṁ), formerly known as Trivandrum in English language, is the capital of the Indian state of Kerala and the headquarters of Thiruvananthapuram District.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Onam   (4551 words)

  
  Malayalam language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Malayalam (മലയാളം) is the language of the state of Kerala, in southern India.
Proto-Tamil Malayalam, the common stock of Tamil and Malayalam apparently disintegrated over a period of four of five centuries from the ninth century on, resulting in the emergence of Malayalam as a language distinct from Tamil.
The Malayalam script, of the Malayalam language spoken in Southern India, Kerala, is a descendant of the Grantha script.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Malayalam_language   (936 words)

  
 Malayalam cinema - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Malayalam cinema, or movies in Malayalam language, forms a significant component of the Cinema of India, both as a form of art and as mass medium.
Malayalam movies continued to be made almost exclusively by Tamil producers till 1947 when the first major film studio, Udaya was established in Kerala.
The Malayalam cinema of this short but beautiful period is a culmination of the malayali ethos and south Indian life.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Malayalam_cinema   (1024 words)

  
 Malayalam   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Malayalam is the principal language of the South Indian state of Kerala and also of the Lakshadweep Islands (Laccadives) of the west coast of India.
Malayalis (speakers of Malayalam), who - males and females alike - are almost totally literate, constitute 4 percent of the population of India and 96 percent of the population of Kerala (29.01 million in 1991).
In terms of the number of speakers Malayalam ranks eights among the fifteen major languages of India.
www.flw.com /languages/malayalam.htm   (93 words)

  
 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Malayalam cinema   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Malayalam cinema, or movies in Malayalam language, forms a significant component of the Cinema of India, both as a form of art and as mass medium.
Malayalam movies continued to be made almost exclusively by Tamil producers till 1947 when the first major film studio, Udaya was established in Kerala.
The Malayalam cinema of this short but beautiful period is a culmination of the malayali ethos and south Indian life.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Malayalam-cinema   (5650 words)

  
 Malayalam alphabet, pronunciation and language
In the early thirteenth century the Malayalam script began to develop from a script known as vattezhuthu (round writing), a descendant of the Brahmi script.
As a result of the difficulties of printing Malayalam, a simplified or reformed version of the script was introduced during the 1970s and 1980s.
Malayalam is also regularly written with a version of the Arabic script by Muslims in Singapore and Malaysia, and occasionally by Muslims in Kerala.
www.omniglot.com /writing/malayalam.htm   (362 words)

  
 Malayalam language   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Proto-Tamil Malayalam, the common stock of Tamil and Malayalam apparently diverged over a period of four of five centuries from the ninth century on, resulting in the emergence of Malayalam as a language distinct from Tamil.
Malayalam prose of different periods exhibit various levels of influence from different languages such as Tamil, Sanskrit, Prakrit, Pali, Hebrew, Hindi, Urdu, Arabic, Persian, Syriac, Portuguese, Dutch, French and English.
Malayalam is the longest language name in English which is a palindrome.
www.dejavu.org /cgi-bin/get.cgi?ver=93&url=http://articles.gourt.com/%22http%3A%2F%2Farticles.gourt.com%2F%3Farticle%3DMalayalam   (1672 words)

  
 BFI | Features | ImagineAsia | A Guide to South Asian Cinema | Contemporary South Asian Cinema: A survey | Contemporary ...
Malayalam is a language spoken by over 30 million people in Keralam (or Kerala), a tiny state at the southernmost tip of India.
The films of the Malayalam 'new wave' were engrossed with dilemmas of the educated, upper caste, middle class and male youth.
Unlike their counterparts in other languages, the journeys of the heroes of Malayalam were not from the city to the village, but in the opposite direction.
www.bfi.org.uk /features/imagineasia/guide/contemporary/malayalam.html   (2454 words)

  
 corp   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Malayalam is the language spoken by the inhabitants of Kerala, a small state situated at the southern most part of India.
Malayalam, the language, which has been enriched through the ages, by various intelligent art forms and its authors, owes its origin to the rich cultural and traditional heritage of this part of the country.
Malayalam remained in the shadows of Tamil till 10th Century.
www.dcbooks.com /malayalam.htm   (883 words)

  
 Malayalam Cinema, Kerala Cinema, Malayalam Movies and Stars,
Under the aegis of the Association of Malayalam Movie artistes Association (AMMA), it was proposed to start a co-operative society, AMMA President Innocent said.
Cinema is the popular art form that has proved itself to be a good entertainer and a strong means of mass communication in Kerala since the last century.
This is an intelligent move from the part of associates concerned to safeguard and nurse their aspirations in the industry.
www.malayalacinema.com   (853 words)

  
 ChessBase.com - Chess News - Junior chess in God's own country
The language of Kerala is Malayalam, which is one of the 17 official languages of India and is spoken by around 30 million people.
Malayalam is closely related to Tamil, which Anand and Sasikiran speak with their parents.
Malayalam has a script of its own and is the only language name which is a palindrome (can be read in either direction).
www.chessbase.com /newsdetail.asp?newsid=2027   (643 words)

  
 Kerala - Gateway To Paradise ( Kerala Language, Malayalam, Mallu, Malayalam
Malayalam Language also spelled MALAYALAM, language of the Dravidian family, spoken in southwestern India; it is the official language of the state of Kerala.
Malayalam has a written tradition dating from the late 9th century, and the earliest literary work dates from the early 13th century.
Malayalis, (those who speak Malayalam) males and females alike - are almost totally literate, constitute 4 percent of the population of India and 96 percent of the population of Kerala.
www.kerala.cc /keralalanguage   (573 words)

  
 Malayalam language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Malayalam (മലയാളം) is the major language of the state of Kerala, in southern India.
Later the irresistible inroads the Brahmins made into the cultural life of Kerala accelerated the assimilation of many Indo-Aryan features into Malayalam at different levels.
Still the pure dravidian form of malayalam called Kodum Malayalam is spoken in the parts of Kerala.
www.newlenox.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Malayalam   (899 words)

  
 Malayalam Literature
Malayalam, the mother tongue of nearly thirty million Malayalis, ninety per cent of whom live in Kerala State in the south-west corner of India, belongs to the Dravidian family of languages.
Malayalam literature too reflects this spirit of accommodation and has over the centuries developed a tradition which, even while rooted in the locality, is truly universal in taste.
Visakham Tirunal was one of the earliest essayists in Malayalam.
www.cs.princeton.edu /~mp/malayalam/copy/prdkerala.org/mallitrature.htm   (14673 words)

  
 OHCHR: Malayalam () - Universal Declaration of Human Rights   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Malayalam, with the stress on the third syllable, is spoken on the Malabar (western) coast of extreme southern India, chiefly in the state of Kerala, and also in the Laccadives.
Speakers of Malayalam (which originally meant "mountainous country") are called Malayalis, and constitute 4% of the population of India.
Over a period of 4 or 5 centuries, from the 9th century on, the common stock of Tamil and Malayalam apparently disintegrated giving rise to two distinct languages.
www.unhchr.ch /udhr/lang/mjs.htm   (131 words)

  
 ayalam Literature, Malayalam Fiction
Malayalam Literature is a conglomeration of the scholarly languages of Sanskrit and Tamil.
The birth of the lay person’s language led to the advent of the Malayalam novels.
Alike English Novels, which blossomed with the rising of the middle class, Malayalam novels came into being with the fruition of the language of the lay person.
www.mapsofindia.com /maps/kerala/people-culture-and-festivals/malayalam-literature.html   (318 words)

  
 Malayalam language - Articles and Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Malayalam is the major language of the state of Kerala, in southern India.
Both the language and its writing system are closely related to Tamil, although Malayalam has a signficantly larger phoneme inventory.
Malayalam is probably the only language whose name, when spelled in English, is a palindrome.
www.breakpt.org /article/Malayalam   (146 words)

  
 Malayalam Calendar,Kollavarsham,Malayalam Era
Others believe that the Malayalam Era started in 825 AD because that was the year when Shankaracharya carried out the 64 Anaachaarams which are a list of do's and don’ts and special customs and conventions for Namboodiris.
However, since it is mentioned in the Mampalli plates of SriVallabhan Kotha in the year 973 AD (149 ME), we may assume that the Malayalam Calendar (Kollavarsham) had been widely accepted by then.
It is a solar sidereal calendar meaning that the entire year is the time the earth takes to complete a single orbit of the sun.
www.mapsofindia.com /maps/kerala/people-culture-and-festivals/malayalam-calendar.html   (452 words)

  
 Malayalam fonts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Malayalam: malayalam, RachanaMedium (2004, by Hussain KH, and Chitrajan R (Rachana)).
Malayalam is a Dravidian language spoken by about 22 million people in the Indian state of Kerala, as well as in Singapore and Malaysia.
THE Malayalam script that had established itself as a distinct system in the 14th century had more or less retained its characters/ alphabets as well as the basic characteristic of mirroring the spoken phoneme till the standardisation efforts in the late 60s.
cgm.cs.mcgill.ca /~luc/malayalam.html   (2492 words)

  
 LaTeX for Malayalam 0.9 released   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
This update enables the use of Type1 Malayalam fonts available with CDAC ISM Publisher, according to Alex.
More details are available at http://malayalam.sarovar.org/ which says: " The Malayalam Package offers a set of macros and fonts for typesetting Malayalam, which is the primary language of an estimated 33 million people in the South Indian state of Keralam.
He developed a metafont for Malayalam and wrote the necessary macros and a pre-processor for using it with plain TeX. The last stable release of his Malayalam-TeX package is version 1.6, which is still available at CTAN.
www.linux-india.org /index.pl?id=2933&isa=Newsitem&op=show   (225 words)

  
 Malayalam
The course will focus on the study of the alphabet, basic vocabulary, nouns (case, gender and number), verbs and their basic tenses, numerals, rules of joining words, adjectives, adverbs, and the structure of sentences.
Intermediate Malayalam: SARS 272/572-680 Instructor: Dr. James Kurichi Time: TBA The course is designed to enhance and further the language skills learned in Elementary Malayalam.
Reading and discussion of texts from current Malayalam literature (essays, narration, short stories, and poems) will be the major portion of the course.
www.sas.upenn.edu /~wheelerm/malayalam.htm   (273 words)

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