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Jewish Malayalam
(2,377 words)

1. Historical Background


Malayalam is a Dravidian language currently spoken in the state of Kerala on the western coast of South India. The earliest records of Malayalam are inscriptions dated to the ninth century C.E. Malayalam literature began in the thirteenth century, with close affinities to two major classical Indian traditions, Sanskrit and Tamil…

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Ophira Gamliel, “Jewish Malayalam”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 16 July 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1878-9781_ejiw_COM_000710>
First published online: 2014

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