Language Info

Malayalam written in Malayalam script

Below you'll find all the characters used to write this language and all the countries where this language is used.

Standard Characters

The minimal characters required for this language

Auxiliary Characters

Additional letters (beyond the minimal set) used in foreign or technical words found in typical magazines, newspapers, etc..

Punctuation Characters

The marks used to separate sentences and to clarify meaning

Unicode Blocks

Malayalam uses characters from the following Unicode blocks


The worldwide literate language population for Malayalam is 41,587,914 people across 8 countries.


41,022,080 people
3.20% literate in Malayalam

United Arab Emirates

425,073 people
7.00% literate in Malayalam


47,073 people


46,561 people

United Kingdom

22,669 people


10,011 people


7,967 people


6,480 people


Our data is sourced from a number of places, and we want to give them credit here. We use ISO639 codes for the country codes that support the language.

  1. Unicode CLDR
  2. CLDR Exemplar Characters