Aranadan language

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Native to India
Region Malappuram District
Native speakers
200 in more accessible areas (2001 census)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 aaf
Glottolog aran1261[2]

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. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Aranadan". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  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.