Mappila dialect (formerly Moplah Malayalam) is a variety of Malayalam, a language with a distinct modern diglossia, spoken predominantly by the Muslim Mappila community of Kerala, southern India. The Mappila form can be classified as a regional dialect in northern Kerala, or as a class or occupational dialect of the Mappila community. The Mappila dialect can also called as a vernacular in general, or as a provincial patois, with the latter label being increasingly applicable in Colonial times. All the forms of the Malayalam language, including Mappila, are mutually intelligible.
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The variety is also used by lower caste non-Muslims in northern Kerala, Muslims in Dakshina Kannada, and different Mappila migrant communities in South East Asia.
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