Languages of Lakshadweep

Languages of Lakshadweep
Karravati Beach
Malayalam is the official language of Lakshadweep, and about eighty-five percent of the populace speak the language. English works as the additional official language of the Union Territory.

Besides, Jesery (Dweep Bhasha), a special dialect of Malayalam, is spoken on the islands of Chetlat, Bitra, Kiltan, Kadmat, Amini, Kavaratti, Androth, Agatti, and Kalpeni, in the Lakshadweep Island group. Each island has its own fair share of idioms, phrases, and slangs.

On the other hand, people of Minicoy speaks Mahl, a dialect of Dhivehi (also known as Maldivian). Dhivehi is majorly spoken in the Maldives, and it is lexically similar to Sinhalese.