The English Language

Borrowed Words From
Malayalam

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Malayalam Language Notes

Malayalam is a Dravidian language spoken in South India.

The words from this language are mainly natural substances and features.


WordMeaningNotes
atoll   Ring shaped coral enclosing a lagoon.
betel   A type of leaf chewed with nuts in Asia.
copra dried coconut Used as a fibre.
teak   Heavy, durable wood used in shipbuilding.

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