Thursday, January 22, 2009

Of Malbaris and Malyalis

I just wonder how much there is to learn each day of our lives.

A very significant thing that I just learnt was that there was a difference in between a "Malbari" and "Malyali."

For those of you who may not know on the issue, a person belonging to the South Indian state of Kerala is often referred to as Malabri or Malyalee. However, the correct usage should be any Malayalam speaker can be called a Malyali.

Malabar on the other hand is a costal region in the beautiful state of Kerala.

So, the punchline is all Malabris can be Malyalis, while the converse doesn't hold true.


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