In English language there are vowels and consonants. Likewise, in Malayalam also there are vowels and consonants. The difference is that in Malayalam all the vowels appear in the beginning and the consonants form another group. The standard Malayalam alphabet has 15 vowels and 42 consonants, and a few other symbols.
Let's start with vowels.
|Number of Speakers:
||Malayalam script (Brahmic)
||States of India: Kerala, Lakshadweep, Puducherry (Mahé)
||Official language in the indian state of Kerala, Lakshadweep, Puducherry.
|Two digit language code (ISO 639-1):