Allar language

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Native toIndia
RegionPalakkad, Malappuram districts, Kerala State
Native speakers
(350 cited 1994)[1]
  • (unclassified)
    • Allar
Language codes
ISO 639-3all

Allar (also known as Chatan) is an unclassified Dravidian language[3] spoken in Kerala (Malappuram district-Perinthalmanna tahsil, Manjeri tahsil, Mannarmala, Aminikadu, and Tazhecode; Palakkad district-Mannarkkad and Ottappalam tahsils), India. Due to a lack of scholarly study, Allar cannot be classified within Dravidian at this time and may be a dialect of some other Dravidian language.


  1. ^ Allar at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Endangered Languages Project data for Allar.
  3. ^ V. Zvelebil (1997) "Language list for Dravidian," Archiv Orientalni 65:175-190