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എഴുത്ത് ഉപകരണങ്ങൾ വെബിൽ എവിടേയും നിങ്ങൾ തിരഞ്ഞെടുക്കുന്ന ഭാഷയിൽ ടൈപ്പുചെയ്യുന്നതിനെ സുഗമമാക്കുന്നു.

ഈ വെബ്സൈറ്റിലെ മലയാളത്തിൽ എങ്ങനെ ടൈപ്പ് ചെയ്യാം എന്ന് ഇപ്പോൾ നിങ്ങൾക്ക് അറിയാം. ഞങ്ങളുടെ വെബ്സൈറ്റ് ലിങ്ക് സംരക്ഷിക്കുക അതുവഴി നിങ്ങൾക്ക് പിന്നീട് കണ്ടെത്താം. നിങ്ങൾക്ക് മലയാളത്തിൽ എഴുതണമെങ്കിൽ, നിങ്ങൾക്ക് ഈ വെബ്സൈറ്റ് ഉപയോഗിക്കാൻ കഴിയും. ഇംഗ്ലീഷിൽ നിന്നും മലയാളത്തിലേക്കുള്ള ടൈപ്പിംഗ് ഇപ്പോൾ വളരെ എളുപ്പമാണ്. ഈ വെബ്സൈറ്റ് നിങ്ങളുടെ സുഹൃത്തുക്കളുമായി പങ്കിടുന്നുവെന്ന് ഉറപ്പാക്കുക.

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History of Malayalam Language:

Malayalam is a portmanteau that is formed using a combination of two words – 'Mala', meaning mountain, and 'Alam', meaning region. Obviously, the language was spoken by people residing in a mountainous region. This region is referred to as the 'Land of the Chera Dynasty'. To put it simply, Malayalam as a term was used to indicate a township before it came to be known as a language.

However, the earlier names of Malayalam were Malayayma and Malayanma. It was only later in the 16th century that the name 'Malayalam' was coined. 

Linguistic Classification – 

Malayalam belongs to the Dravidian family language, alongside other major languages like Tamil, Kannada, and Telugu. It was later sub-grouped under South-Dravidian languages, which even Tamil is part of. 

After that, the South-Dravidian sub-group underwent many changes – it first developed into Proto-Tamil-Kannada, then into Proto-Tamil-Toda, later into Proto-Tamil-Kodagu, and finally into Proto-Tamil-Malayalam.

From there, Proto-Tamil gave rise to modern Tamil, and sometime during the Middle Tamil period, Malayalam branched off as a separate language.

Dawn of Malayalam as a Language (Origin, Script, and Literature) –

Many language theorists suggest that Malayalam was merely a western coastal dialect of Tamil. Few other linguists said that Malayalam was derived from Sanskrit. However, these theories are incorrect inferences as many works and evidence suggest that Tamil and Malayalam shared a common ancestor called Proto-Tamil. And this is the reason why Tamil and Malayalam are so similar.

Malayalam developed into an independent language somewhere between the 9th -13th century. Aside from Proto-Tamil (written in Tamil Brahmi and Vatteluttu), Sanskrit is another language that hugely influenced the early evolution period of Malayalam. Furthermore, Malayalam has also been influenced by other foreign languages like Pali, Dutch, Syriac, Arabic, Urdu, and Portuguese.

The script then excursed to 'Kolezhuthu' before re-adopting Vatteluttu with several features from Sanskrit in the 'Grantha' script.

The oldest Malayalam inscription, 'Edakal -5' was written somewhere between the 4th and 5th century in the Edakkal caves, located in the present-day district of Wayanad. However, this inscription has many features of Proto-Tamil. Later in the 8th century, another inscription called 'Vaazhapally' was found, written in the Vatteluttu script. This inscription is said to be written during the reign of King Raja Shekhara in 832 AD.

The earliest poem, ' Rama-charitam', was written between the 12th and 14th centuries. This poem is believed to have initiated Malayalam literature.

Then onwards, several poems were written surrounding the theme of erotica. These were written using 'Manipravalam', a fusion of Sanskrit and Malayalam.

At about the same time, 'Pattu' schools were formed. 'Pattu' means songs; these songs were written across various topics like love, Gods, and heroes. The 'Bhagavad Gita' was a work of the poets belonging to these schools. The most notable poets came from the 'Kannassas' family. 

The most primeval literary work is a prose commentary (written in Manipravalam) on Chanakya's 'Arthashastra'. Other poetry such as 'Vaisikatantram' were also written in the early 14th century.

As per 'Lilatikalam', Pattu and Manipravalam were a massive trend during this period. Lilatikalam serves as the primary source of information for students studying linguistic and literary history.

Sometime after the 13th century, Malayalam became an independent language in the literary tradition, and Tamil went on to develop into 'Sentamil' (devoid of Sanskrit vocabulary). However, Malayalam still managed to retain features from the Proto-Dravidian language.

Until the 16th century, Malayalam clearly showed two distinct courses in its development based on its association with either Sanskrit or Tamil. But soon after, the language bore up with the transformation with the first taste of devotional literature. This devotional literature was different in its structure and content, eventually leading to modern Malayalam's development.

Most of the credit for bringing about this change goes to Thunchatthu Ezhuttachan, the 'Father of Modern Malayalam'. In the post-Ezhuttachan period (aka Bhakti Yuga period), several 'Puranas' mainly revolved around devotional themes. 'Jnanappani' written by Puntanam Nambudiri, was one of the famous works that took the 'Advaita' philosophy approach. It is said that the adoption of the Sanskrit lexicon in Malayalam was largely due to the Nambudiri Brahmins' keen interest in Sanskrit.

Later in the 16th and 17th centuries, 'Champu Kavyas' was written using both Sanskrit and Malayalam elements of poetry.

As time progressed, a branch of writing called 'Attakatha' was born. This term refers to stories that were written to be performed by 'Kathakali' dancers. Unnayi Varyar, a notable poet in the 18th century, wrote the famous 'Nalacharitan Attakatha'. He is also known as the 'Kalidasa of Kerala'. However, it was Gitagovinda of Jayadeva who first formed a model for writing Attakathas.

It took almost two centuries to brew Sanskrit and other popular styles to develop Malayalam prose into its modern form. Even though Malayalam is hugely enriched by Sanskrit, it remains quite flexible and independent as a language.

In the 20th century, authors who were well-versed in English literature, worked hard to further develop their mother tongue, Malayalam. These works were all mostly prose as opposed to poetry in the earlier periods.

Thanks to linguistic scholars and intellects like AR Raja Raja Varma, who fought for their language during the linguistic nationalism period, Malayalam became a completely unallied post-colonial era.

Conclusion –

Tamil and Malayalam have such a close relationship with countless similar features. Hence, it is often misunderstood that the latter is a direct descendent of the former. However, the reality is that the two languages share a common progenitor and are more like sisters.

Here's a fun fact – Malayalam is the least studied language out of the 4 major Dravidian languages (i.e. Tamil, Telugu, Kannada) perhaps because it has the youngest literary tradition.

Today, it exists as the official language of Kerala and the union territories of Puducherry and Lakshwadeep. It is spoken by 35 million people which is roughly 4% of the Indian population.

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