I have heard that Malayalam is a more recent language ( 800 years old?) ... DEVELOPED by the assimilation of Tamil with Sanskrit. I know Tamil is an ancient language, and the Telegu -Kannada origin is an entirely different thread..

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    "I have heard that" ... nearly always indicates a problem question. Did you hear that from a reputable source? History without sources is like food without calories, or romance without interaction. – Mark C. Wallace Apr 7 at 17:57
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    I'm not sure if this isn't more of a linguistics.se question. – Semaphore Apr 8 at 9:39
  • You are right , “ I have heard that.. implies that the current information available is at most RATHER BROAD eg 700 CE to 1200 CE , & @ more focused insight would be welcome, like from someone with research into this subject I do tend to do a little homework , before posing a question Thanks , – Kuruvilla Cheriparambil Apr 9 at 0:10

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