Genre: Foreign Language Study
Sub-Genre: Indic Languages
Publisher: Hippocrene Books
Street Date: June 1, 2015
Item Number (DPCI): 247-04-1364
One of India's 22 state-recognized languages and the official language of the state of Kerala, Malayalam is spoken by 36 million people worldwide. The most up-to-date Malayalam guide available, this guide allows English speakers to communicate with helpful phonetics alongside the native script. The dictionary contains important terms related to transportation, everyday necessities, and local culture, while the phrasebook covers everything from food and lodging to bargaining and medical visits. This pocket-sized reference includes everything that a traveler needs to be understood when visiting south India. Includes: 4,000 dictionary entries; a concise guide to Malayalam grammar and pronunciation; and useful notes on history and culture throughout.