Ravula (യേരവാ / ಯೇರವಾ)

Ravula is a Dravidian language spoken in the southern Indian states of Karnataka and Kerala by the Ravula and Adiyan people. In the Kodagu district in Karnataka about 25,000 Ravulas speak the language, according to the 2011 census, and about 1,560 Adiyans speak it in the Kannur and Wayanad districts of Kerala.

Ravula is also known as Yerava or Adiyan. The name Yerava comes from a Kannada word meaning 'borrow'.

Ravula is written with the Malayalam alphabet in Kerala, and with the Kannada alphabet in Karnataka.

Malayalam alphabet for Ravula

Malayalam alphabet for Ravula

Kannada alphabet for Ravula

Kannada alphabet for Ravula

Download alphabet charts for Ravula (Excel)

Details of the Ravula alphabet provided by Wolfram Siegel (PDF)

Sample video in Ravula


Information about Ravula

Dravidian languages

Badaga, Brahui, Dhundari, Gondi, Irula, Jatapu, Kannada, Kodava, Kolam, Konda, Koya, Kurukh, Malayalam, Malto, Mukha Dora, Ravula, Sankethi, Savara, Sunuwar, Suriyani Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Toda, Tulu, Yerukula

Languages written with the Kannada alphabet

Kannada, Kodava, Konkani, Lambadi, Sankethi, Tulu

Languages written with the Malayalam alphabet

Kodava, Konkani, Malayalam, Ravula


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