Kerala, a state located in the southern part of India, does not have a distinct language of its own. The official language of Kerala is Malayalam. Malayalam is a Dravidian language and is spoken by the majority of the population in the state. It is also one of the 22 scheduled languages of India and has its own script called Malayalam script.
Malayalam has a rich literary tradition and is known for its unique phonetic features and script. It has borrowed vocabulary from various languages like Sanskrit, Tamil, Arabic, and English. Malayalam is widely spoken not only in Kerala but also by the Malayali diaspora in other parts of India and around the world.
Apart from Malayalam, there are several other languages spoken by minority communities in Kerala. Some of these languages include Tamil, Tulu, Kannada, Hindi, Urdu, and various tribal languages. However, Malayalam remains the dominant language in the state and is used for official purposes, education, media, and everyday communication.