States of India by Malayalam speakers

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This is a list of States and Union Territories of India by speakers of Malayalam as of census 2001. Gross population figures are available online. http://www.censusindia.gov.in/2011census/C-16.html

Rank State Malayalam speakers 2011 state's proportion-2011
India 34,838,819 2.88% (Tenth most spoken in India)
1 Kerala 32,413,213 97.03%
2 Karnataka 774,057 1.27%
3 Tamil Nadu 726,096 1.01%
4 Maharashtra 366,153
5 Delhi 88,662
6 Gujarat 64,998
7 Andhra Pradesh / Telangana 61,147
8 Lakshadweep 54,264 84.17%
9 Madhya Pradesh 37,761
10 Puducherry 47,973 3.84%
11 Rajasthan 24,439
12 Andaman and Nicobar Islands 27,475 7.22%
13 Chhattisgarh 23,370
14 Uttar Pradesh 24,450
15 West Bengal 10,952
16 Goa 12,983
17 Haryana 14,518
18 Orissa 9,004
19 Jammu and Kashmir 11,248
20 Punjab 9,734
21 Jharkhand 6,549
22 Assam 5,768
23 Arunachal Pradesh 4,012
24 Nagaland 2,916
25 Uttarakhand 3,168
26 Chandigarh 1,979
27 Meghalaya 1,789
28 Dadra and Nagar Haveli 2,172
29 Tripura 1,173
30 Mizoram 718
31 Manipur 1,519
32 Himachal Pradesh 1,211
33 Daman and Diu 1,229
34 Sikkim 899
35 Bihar 1,220