Kanikkaran language

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Native to India
Region Tamil Nadu, Kanyakumari
Ethnicity Kanikkaran
Native speakers
19,000 (2007)[1]
Tamil script, Malayalam script
Language codes
ISO 639-3 kev
Glottolog kani1275[2]

Kanikkaran is a language spoken by about 19,000 Kanikkars in southern India.[1] They dwell in forests or near to forests in Thiruvananthapuram and Kollam in Kerala. They are also found in Nagercoil and Tirunelveli in Tamil Nadu.


  1. ^ a b Kanikkaran at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Kanikkaran". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.