TNPSC Thervupettagam

Madhika Language

February 3 , 2024 141 days 483 0
  • Madhika is a language spoken by the Chakaliya community that migrated from Karnataka centuries ago.
  • It is fast becoming extinct with the younger generation opting for Malayalam.
  • There are only two people left, who are the last fluent speakers of Madhika.
  • Madhika is a language with no script and is a blend of Telugu, Tulu, Kannada, and Malayalam.
  • Despite sounding similar to Kannada, it can bewilder listeners due to its diverse linguistic influences.
  • Madhika is largely influenced by Havyaka Kannada, an old form of Kannada.

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