In all, Malayalis made up 3.22% of the total Indian population in 2001.Of the total 33,066,392 Malayalam speakers in India in 2001, 33,015,420 spoke the standard dialects, 19,643 spoke the Yerava dialect and 31,329 spoke non-standard regional variations like Eranadan.The town is blessed with many small and medium rivers, which are tributaries of the Bharathapuzha River.Of the number of dams in Palakkad district, the largest Malampuzha dam is 12 km from Palakkad town. Temperatures remain moderate throughout the year, with exception in March and April being the hottest months.
The number of Malayalam speakers in Lakshadweep is 51,100, which is only 0.15% of the total number, but is as much as about 84% of the population of Lakshadweep.
The Malayali community in India has a history of immigrants to the region from various parts of the world, as well as a unique sub-culture owing to the tropical environment of the state.
According to the Indian census of 2001, there were 30,803,747 speakers of Malayalam in Kerala, making up 93.2% of the total number of Malayalam speakers in India, and 96.7% of the total population of the state.
A large number of Malayalis have also emigrated to the Middle East, the United States, and Europe.
and is the administrative headquarters of the Palakkad District.