Aranadan language

Native to India
Region Malappuram District
Native speakers
200 in more accessible areas (2001 census)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 aaf
Glottolog aran1261[2]

Aranadan is a Dravidian language spoken by several hundred people, predominantly in the Malappuram District of Kerala state, India.[3] It is similar to Malayalam and Tamil, and also contains elements of the Kannada language.[4] It is also known as Aranatan and Eranadans.


  1. Aranadan at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Aranadan". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. Ethnologue report for language code: aaf
  4. Kakkoth, Seetha (2004). "Demographic profile of an autochthonous tribe: the Aranadan of Kerala" (PDF). Anthropologist. 6 (3): 163–167. Retrieved 5 April 2011.
Aranadan language test of Wikipedia at Wikimedia Incubator

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