Eranadan language
Aranadan language
ഏറനാടൻ ഭാഷ
Native toIndia
RegionMalappuram District
Native speakers
200 in more accessible areas (2001 census)[1]
Ponnani script, Malayalam script
Language codes
ISO 639-3aaf

Eranadan or Aranadan[2] (ISO: ēṟanāṭan; Malayalam: ഏറനാടൻ; Arabic: ا٘يرَناڊَن) is a Dravidian language spoken by several hundred people, predominantly in the region of Eranad, Malappuram district, Kerala, India.[3] It is classified under the Malayalam languages.[4] It is also known as Aranatan or Malappuram Bhasha.


  1. ^ Eranadan language at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015) (subscription required)
  2. ^ Kumar Suresh Singh; Anthropological Survey of India (2002). People of India. Anthropological Survey of India. p. 195. ISBN 978-81-85938-99-8.
  3. ^ Ethnologue report for language code: aaf
  4. ^ Kakkoth, Seetha (2004). "Demographic profile of an autochthonous tribe: the Aranadan of Kerala" (PDF). Anthropologist. 6 (3): 163–167. doi:10.1080/09720073.2004.11890848. S2CID 76518009. Retrieved 5 April 2011.