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Definition of Malayalam noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

Malayalam

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˌmʌləˈjɑːləm//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌmʌləˈjɑːləm//
 
; BrE BrE//ˌmɑːləˈjɑːləm//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌmɑːləˈjɑːləm//
 
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a language spoken in Kerala in SW India See related entries: Languages Word Origin early 19th cent.: from Malayalam, from mala (Tamil malai) ‘mountain’ + āḷ ‘man’.