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Learn Malayalam - Malayalam Language Course in India

Quick Look at Malayalam Language:

Origin: Kerala state, India
Language Family: Dravidian
Writing Script: Vatteluttu  
Number of Speakers: 36 million
Official Status: Official language of Indian state of Kerala, the Lakshadweep territory, and the Laccadive Islands.
Other: The Malayalam script has the largest number of symbols in the entire Dravidian language system.


Malayalam is one of the 23 official languages of India. Native to Kerala it is widely spoken in southern coastal region including Lakshadweep, Mahé (Mayyazhi), Kodagu (Coorg) and areas of Tamil Nadu bordering Kerala with about  35 million speakers of the language. A native speaker of Malayalam is known as 'Malayali'. Malayam is commonly use in government, commerce, and in mass communication of Malayalam speaking region. It is also spoken outside India in the countries like, Bahrain, Fiji, Malaysia, Singapore, Israel, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, and the United Kingdom by approximately 400,000 speakers. Thus, it has nearly 36 million worldwide speakers. Malayalam is known by a number of alternate names/pronunciations also like, Alealum, Malayalani, Malayali, Malean, Maliyadi, and Mopla. Malayalam is most closely related to Tamil from which it separated about the 10th century AD. Other related languages of Malayalam are Aranadan, Kadar, and Ravula. Kerala is the state with 100% literacy rate hence, Malayalam boasts to have highest literate speakers than any other language speakers in India.


Malayalam Language:

Malayalam is a Dravidian language that belongs to the Southern subfamily of the language. It is closely related to Tamil from which it separated in 10th century AD. The earliest literary composition in the language is from the 13th century. Like other major Dravidian languages, Malayalam has a number of regional and social dialects that marked distinctions in formal and informal usage of the language. The main dialects are, Malabar, Nagari, South Kerala, Central Kerala, North Kerala, Kayavar, Namboodiri, Moplah, Pulaya, Nasrani and Nayar. Malayalam has its own writing script known as Vatteluttu, which is a combination of  Sanskrit alphabets and special Dravidian letters. It is a symboilc script written from left to right on horizontal lines and contains the largest number of symbols in the entire Dravidian language system. It is also known as one of the most graphically complex writing systems. The Malayalam language script consists of 51 letters including 16 vowels and 37 consonants. The present style of writing came into existence in late 70s or early 80s when the different letters for typeset reduced from 900 to less than 90. But apart from all these complexities Malayalam is quite rich in literature. In Kerala alone, there are about 150 daily newspapers, over 200 weekly periodicals, and over 500 monthly journals published in Malayalam. The most widely circulated newspaper in India is also written in Malayalam.


Our Malayalam Language Course:

We, at Indo Vacations have designed a special course in Malayalam Language Course that helps you to learn this wonderful language. While designing this course we have taken greatest care of the fact, that this course is intended for people or students who do not belong to the Malayalam speaking regions. This course has planned in association with experienced instructors, who have expertise in teaching foreign students whose native language is not Malayalam. This course has planned with enough flexibility in terms of duration that mainly depends on the interest of student and the availability of trainer. This course is an individual course, means you will get lessons by a personal trainer.

You are free to ask questions, take your time at the exercises and practice the sentences as long as you and your teachers are satisfied with the pronunciation. Normally these classes run five days in a week with daily sessions of 5 hours. The daily classes are divided in two sessions pre lunch and post lunch session. However, the timing can be rearranged by your trainer with your consent. Our language program is an inclusive program that includes your accommodation also. We normally arrange your accommodation within 10 minute reaching time to your teacher. This will facilitate better coordination between you and your trainer and safe your time and money as well. For accommodation, we provide you the different options; stay with an Indian family or choose a guesthouse or pain guest accommodation. We generally suggest you to stay with local family so that you get better environment for learning the language. You will learn a lot by listening and speaking to your host family. You will also get a chance to experience the rich Malayali culture and south Indian way of living. During your stay, you will be provided a personal room with bath and WC, round the clock cold & warm water, meals including breakfast, Lunch and dinner as well as Tea & coffee, facilities for laundry, internet etc.

 At present, we are conducting this Malayalam Language Course in kerala, and other major cities of India. We would arrange your transfer from nearby international Airport, if wished so, on nominal charges. We could also plan tours to nearby places or any other destination in India and assist you for every other travel tour services needed by you. For any further information regarding Malayalam Language Course or travel tour services, do write us and give us a pleasure to assist you.

Malayam Language  Courses - some additional Information !

  1. We are offering private  language courses and normally these courses are done by the hobby students from different countries. There is no school and collage certificate is issued for these short term language courses. Courses for the beginners and advance learners are also organized. However you will get a teaching certificate from your teacher about the language lessons you have taken from her.

  2. We would accommodate you with a small Indian family and you would be provided a private room with batch and WC. The Room will be air- cooled. We need to have some details about you with a recent photograph to forward to the host family.

  3. You will be taught by an experienced private female teacher and the classes will take only 10 min. from the place where you will be staying.  Classes are normally for five days in two parts in total for five hours.

  4. Please note you will be taken care of by your teacher as well as by the family you would stay with and we do not expect you be out of the house in the late hours unless informed to the host family.

  5. As this is a private organized course you have the option of choosing the time you would like to be here and we would check with the teacher and confirm this by return to you.

  6. Please also note that most of the host families cook only vegetarian food in India so only vegetarian food will be served during the stay.

  7. You would be given the tel. numbers of the house as well as mobile of the host family so that you can be reached by your family any time.

For any further information Team of Indo Vacations will be glad to assist you.

The glossary that follows lists some important Malayalam words with their English translations:






Thaan (or) Nee






illa, alla


undu,athe, shari

What's your name?

thangalude peru enthaanu? (or) nindey per enthanu?        

Where are you ?

thaangal evideyaanu? (or) ni evideyaanu

Had your lunch?

chor undo?

don't want





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