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Jewish Malayalam

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Author(s): Ophira Gamliel
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, each of which influenced, albeit in different ways, the spoken language and the classical and regional literatures of the Hindu castes that form the majority of the population in Kerala.The western coast of South India was al…