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Mala Pandaram: Fact Sheet
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The Mala Pandaram (Mala Pandāram), also known as the Hill Pandaram, form a small community – according to the 2001 census around 5,900 – of which perhaps 2,700 now live in settled colonies in the forested hills that border Kerala and Tamil Nadu states, between Lake Periyār and the town of Thenmala. They speak the Mala Pandaram language, a Dravidian language related to Malayalam and/or Tamil. Because of their remote location, they have only limited contact with the people of the plains, or even w…

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Morris, Brian, “Mala Pandaram: Fact Sheet”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of the Religions of the Indigenous People of South Asia Online, Edited by: Marine Carrin (Editor-in-Chief), University of Toulouse Jean Jaurès, Michel Boivin, Centre for South Asian Studies (CNRS-EHESS), Gérard Toffin, Centre d’Études Himalayennes, Paul Hockings, University of Illinois at Chicago, Raphaël Rousseleau, Université de Lausanne, Tanka Subba, North-Eastern Hill University, Harald Lambs-Tyche, University of de Picardie-Jules Verne. Consulted online on 23 August 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2665-9093_BERO_COM_032173>
First published online: 2019



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