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Origin and Meaning of Malayalam

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Ma"la*ya"lam
The name given to one the cultivated Dravidian languages, closely related to the Tamil.
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  1. A Dravidian language (closely related to Tamil) that is spoken in southwestern India

From Malayalam മലയാളം (malayāḷaṃ), from മല (mala, “hill, mountain”) + അളം (aḷaṃ, “place”).

  1. A Dravidian language spoken in the states of Kerala and Lakshadweep, India.

Malayalam was also found in the following language(s): Dutch, German, and Malay

Notable Persons With the Last Name Malayalam

Manoharan Malayalam is a politician and lawyer. He was most active from 2008 to present. Manoharan was born on September 13th, 1961 in Selangor, Federation of Malaya.


Fun Facts about the name Malayalam

  • How unique is the name Malayalam? Out of 5,933,561 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Malayalam was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
  • Weird things about the name Malayalam: Your name in reverse order is Malayalam. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Mayallama. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Malayalam born Oct 12, 2008

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Spain approximately on 375. Your profession was artist, magician, and fortune teller.

Your psychological profile shows you had a natural talent of psychologist and knew how to use the opportunities. Cold-blooded and calm in any situation. Your problem - to learn determination and persistency. Every misfortune should crash upon your strong will.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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