List of Malayalam-language newspapers

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Malayalam is a language spoken in India, predominantly in the state of Kerala. It is one of the 22 scheduled languages of India and was declared a classical language by the Government of India in 2013. Rajyasamacharam was the first newspaper in Malayalam. This was started for religious propagation by Hermann Gundert under the Christian missionaries of Basel Mission in June 1847 from Illikkunnu in Thalassery. Pashchimodayam was the second newspaper in Malayalam. It started in October 1847 from Thalasseri. Deepika, the oldest Malayalam newspaper now in circulation, was established in 1887. Malayala Manorama, Mathrubhumi, Deshabhimani, Kerala Kaumudi and Madhyamam are the other major newspapers in Malayalam. Malayala Manorama holds the record for the largest selling regional language newspaper in India. It is also the 11th most circulating newspaper in the world.

Pradeepam, published from Kozhikode since 1957, is the oldest eveninger in Malayalam. Other major evening dailies are Rashtra Deepika and Kerala Kaumudi Flash.

List of newspapers (now in circulation)[edit]

Name Areas of Publication Established Website
Aamukham News Trivandrum 2012
Aksharanadam Kottayam 1995
Calicut Times Kozhikode
Chandrika Kannur, Malappuram, Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram, kottayam, Kozhikode, Doha, Dubai, Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam, Bahrain 1934
Deepika Kottayam, Kochi, Kannur, Thrissur, Thiruvananthapuram, Kozhikode 1877
Deshabhimani Kannur, Malappuram, Thiruvananthapuram, Kottayam, Thrissur, Kochi, Kozhikode, Bangalore, Bahrain 1942
Evening Kerala Kozhikode, Kannur, Kasargod, Wayanad, Malappuram, Thrissur, Kochi, Kottayam, Thiruvananthapuram 2009
General Thrissur 1976
Janayugom Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi, Kozhikode, Kannur, Kollam 1953
Janmabhumi Kochi, Kottayam, Kannur, Thrissur, Thiruvananthapuram, Kozhikode 1977
Kerala Bhooshanam Thiruvananthapuram, Thiruvalla, Kottayam, Kochi, Kozhikode , Malappuram, 1944
Kerala Kaumudi Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Alappuzha, Kottayam, Kochi, Thrissur, Kozhikode, Kannur, Bangalore 1911,
Kerala Kaumudi Flash Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Alappuzha, Kottayam, Kochi, Thrissur, Kozhikode, Kannur, Malappuram 2006
Kerala Vaartha Chennai, New Delhi, Kozhikode, Bangalore
Latest Daily Kasargode 1981
Madhyamam Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram, Kannur, Malappuram, Kottayam, Thrissur, Kozhikode, Bangalore, Mangalore, Mumbai, Bahrain, Dubai, Qatar, Kuwait, Jeddah, Riyadh, Dammam, Abha, Oman 1987
Malayala Manorama Kottayam, Kozhikode, Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram, Palakkad, Kannur, Kollam, Thrissur, Malappuram, Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Chennai, Bangalore, Delhi, Mangalore, Bahrain, Dubai 1888
Malayalam Express Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam 1976
Mangalam Kottayam, Kozhikode, Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur, Idukki, Kannur 1969,
Mathrubhumi Kozhikode, Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram, Kottayam, Palakkad, Kannur, Kollam, Thrissur, Malappuram, Alappuzha, Chennai, Mumbai, Bangalore, Delhi, Bahrain 1923
Metro Vaartha Kochi 2008,
Pradeepam Kozhikode 1957
Pravasi Express Singapore 2012
Rashtrabhoomi Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Kottayam, Kochi, Thrissur, Palakkad, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Kannur 2010
Siraj Daily Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi, Kannur, Kozhikode, Dubai, Oman, Qatar 1984
Sudinam Kannur 1977
Suprabhaatham Kozhikode, Kannur, Malappuram, Thrissur, Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram 2014
Telegraph Thrissur 1958
Thejas Kozhikode, Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi, Kannur, Kottayam, Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam, Doha 2006,
Udaya Keralam Thiruvananthapuram 2012
Varthamanam Kozhikode, Kochi, Doha,
Veekshanam Kochi, Kozhikode, Thiruvananthapuram, Kannur, Kollam 1976
4PM News Bahrain 2012

List of newspapers (defunct)[edit]

Indian Communicator / Sadvartha

Readership of top Malayalam dailies[edit]

Readership of top Malayalam dailies (based on Indian Readership Survey,)[1]
Daily Readership (in lakh)
Malayala Manorama

Average qualifying sales of most circulated dailies[edit]

Details of most circulated dailies in Malayalam (based on Audit Bureau of Circulations, audit period January-June 2015)[2]
Publication Copies
Malayala Manorama 1,539,527
Mathrubhumi 1,464,091
Madhyamam 1,261,387
Deshabhimani 658,061
Suprabhatham 212,752

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Sangeeta Tanwar (May 10, 2015). "IRS 2010 Q1: Dailies in Kerala lose readers after gaining in the last round". Indian Readership Survey. New Delhi, India: Retrieved May 29, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Details of language wise most circulated dailies for the audit period January-June 2014" (PDF). Audit Bureau of Circulations. Retrieved December 28, 2014. 

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