Lingua Malabar Tamul

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Malabar Thamozhi, known to Portuguese as Malabar Tamul and as Malabar language to British was a writing scheme adopted to print books in the spoken language of early indigenous Malabar Christians.[1] Lingua Malabar Tamul or Malayalam-Tamil was a dialect of Tamil spoken by majority of people of Kerala prior to 1820s. Malayalam was Daughter language of the Dravidian Tamil language

Sample page[edit]

A page from Cartilha, Germano Galhadro printed in Lisbon on 11th Feb 1554 in Lingua Malabar Tamul.

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