This is the language of Kerala (the south-western state of India) and Lakshadweep islands. Also spoken in neighboring states of Kerala, Bahrain, Fiji, Israel, Malaysia, Qatar, Singapore, UAE, United Kingdom. Malayalam is spoken by about 35+ million people. It is 29th most popular language in the world(Ethnologue 13th Ed.) and one among the 44 primary scripts in Unicode 3.2 standard. The language's grammar is a form of simplified Tamil(a dravidian language) and the vocabulary is from Sanskrit and Tamil. Also, a small collection of words came from English, Urudu, Portuguese etc. Even though, Malayalam script resembles that of Tamil, it covers both Sanskrit and Tamil alphabets; making a total of 51 basic and 900+ conjunct letters.

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Malayalam on GNU/Linux
Project aimed at supporting Malayalam language on GNU/Linux for the user interfaces like X, GNOME and KDE desktop.
Malayalam: A Short History
One page introduction to history of Malayalam.
Varamozhi Project
Free editor, information and support for Malayalam / Latin (English) transliteration.
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