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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, Marine Carrin (Editor-in-Chief), Michel Boivin, Gérard Toffin, Paul Hockings, Raphaël Rousseleau, Tanka Subba, Harald Lambs-Tyche (Section Editors). Consulted online on 02 December 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2665-9093_BERO_COM_032173>
First published online: 2019



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