Aranadan language

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Native toIndia
RegionMalappuram District
Native speakers
200 in more accessible areas (2001 census)[1]
Malayalam script, Tamil script
Language codes
ISO 639-3aaf

Aranadan is a Dravidian language spoken by several hundred people, predominantly in the Malappuram District of Kerala state, India.[3] It is similar to Malayalam and Tamil, and also contains elements of the Kannada language.[4] It is also known as Aranatan and Eranadans.


  1. ^ Aranadan at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Aranadan". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ Ethnologue report for language code: aaf
  4. ^ Kakkoth, Seetha (2004). "Demographic profile of an autochthonous tribe: the Aranadan of Kerala" (PDF). Anthropologist. 6 (3): 163–167. Retrieved 5 April 2011.