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A language of India

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Population  350 (Shashi 1994).
Region  Kerala, Malappuram District, Perinthalmanna tahsil, Manjeri tahsil, Mannarmala, Aminikadu, and Tazhecode; Palakkad District, Mannarkkad and Ottappalam tahsils.
Alternate names   Aalan, Alan, Alanmar, Alar, Allan, Chatans
Dialects  Lexical similarity: 61% with Malayalam [mal], 59% with Tamil [tam].
Classification  Dravidian, Unclassified
Language use  Vigorous. All domains. All ages. A few also use Malayalm.
Language development  Literacy rate in L1: Below 1%.
Comments  Hunter-gatherers, animal husbandry; laborers. Traditional religion.
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