The University of Kerala on the occasion of completing 50 years of its Department of Linguistics is going to organize a seminar on Arabi-Malyalam hybrid language as a golden Jublee celebration.
The theme of the seminar will be on the topic 'Linguistic Importance of Mappila Malayalam' which is scheduled to be held on 22 and 23 April 2014.
The Seminar of national level to be held on April will be on 'Mappila Malayalam' (Arabi Malayalam) which is a hybrid language consisting linguistic elements from both Malayalam and Arabic languages.
The seminar will go for 2 days in which the assessment of the current status of the dialect and its linguistics and sociological aspects will be done.
Press release mentioned that the dialect is largely spoken by the Muslim community members in the districts of Malappuram, Kozhikode and Kannur. It added that the dialect has a rich tradition of literature too.
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The University of Kerala (UoK), formerly the University of Travancore, established in 1937 is a recognized University, located in Trivandrum in state Kerala, India.
It was established even before Kerala came into existence as a state. It was founded by a promulgation of the Maharaja of Travancore, Sri Chithira Thirunal Balarama Varma who was also the first Chancellor of the university. Sir CP Ramaswami Iyer, the then Diwan of the State, was the first Vice-Chancellor.
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