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Language: Malayalam

  • Mar 28, 2012
  • 04:50 PM

Transform Malayalam into modern language: historian

The Times of India
KOZHIKODE: What the Malayalam language currently needs is not classical language status or a special university but a comprehensive programme to turn it into a modern language, said noted academic and historian Dr K N Panikkar.
  • Mar 12, 2012
  • 01:38 PM

Bilingual dictionaries to promote India's mother tongues

Madhusree Chatterjee /
New Delhi : The campaign to preserve vernacular mother tongues and make knowledge accessible to students through translation across the linguistic arc has taken a big stride with a new bilingual dictionary series in Hindi, Bengali, Oriya, Malayalam, Tamil and Kannada from the source language, English.
  • Mar 07, 2012
  • 11:47 AM

Google+ Now Available In Nine Indic Languages; No Transliteration Support

Vikas SN /
While Google didn’t categorically mention the 16 newly included languages, we are quite certain that only Hindi was available during the launch of Google+. So with that assumption, the newly added Indic languages include Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu. (Correct us if we’re wrong). Users can change their Google+ language through their Google Accounts settings page.
  • Nov 29, 2011
  • 04:30 PM

Supporting the Languages of India

Gerard M / Watching the Watchers
Many well educated people, people with a university level education are effectively illiterate in their own language. For them a Wikipedia in their own language does not tempt them to get involved. They do not have the skills even though it would not be that hard for them to learn to read and write their mother tongue. What really helps is that writing the Indic languages is helped in two ways; the scripts are really phonetic and InScript, the dominant keyboard layout for Indic languages, ensures that the same sound is always in the same place.
  • Nov 18, 2011
  • 11:38 AM

Eager to preserve language, Indians from Kerala embrace Wikipedia

Suryatapa Bhattacharya / The National
Of the scores of regional languages in India, Nepali and Hindi speakers have posted the most articles on Wikipedia in these languages. But an active online community of expatriate Keralites has made Malayalam the fastest growing regional language version of Wikipedia.
  • Aug 01, 2011
  • 09:56 AM

After foreign languages, Tamils take to Malayalam

Times of India
CHENNAI: After queuing up to learn Japanese, Chinese and German, some Chennaiites are now trying to catch up with a language closer home-Malayalam. The Kerala government's Malayalam Mission–an avenue for children of Malayalees outside Kerala to learn their mother tongue - has found takers among Tamils too.
  • Jul 23, 2011
  • 05:03 PM

Not just the written word

Sahana Charan / Bangalore Mirror
Bangalore-based Wikipedians are spearheading an experimental initiative, the Oral Citations Project to overcome the lack of published material in emerging languages on the online encyclopedia initiative, the Oral Citations Project to overcome the lack of published material in emerging languages on the online encyclopedia.