|Malayalam (rarely in Arabi-Malayalam Script)|
Mappila dialect (formerly Moplah Malayalam) is a variety of Malayalam, a language with a distinct modern diglossia, spoken predominantly by the Muslim Mappila community of Kerala, southern India. The Mappila form can be classified as a regional dialect in northern Kerala, or as a class or occupational dialect of the Mappila community. The Mappila dialect can also called as a vernacular in general, or as a provincial patois, with the latter label being increasingly applicable in Colonial times. All the forms of the Malayalam language, including Mappila, are mutually intelligible.
The variety is also used by lower caste non-Muslims in northern Kerala, Muslims in Dakshina Kannada, and different Mappila migrant communities in South East Asia.
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