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Why are there so many Malayalis outside Kerala and so few non-Malayalis within Kerala? As per census, only 0.2-0.4 (2-4/1000) % of Kerala's population is non-Mallu. I don't understand-how so many Malayalis are
outside but so few non-Keralites inside?

Can any Malayali explain? Why only 0.2-0.3 % non-Malayalis inside Kerala? (As per Census)

Tags: kerala, malayalis, census
Asked by Anil Gonsalves, 11 Dec '07 06:27 pm
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There r a few misconceptions abt malayalis in general that i found in the answers given.
The prime reason for mallus to go out of kerala is " non availability of work inside kerala ". Lets start from farming, there is no gud flat land available, it rains for a gud 6 months (earlier abt 9 months) - wht work do u expect to happen if it rains like this. the whole of kerala was poverty stricken for ages, tell me some gud kings who cud fight the british bravely - they didnt have resources. they found it was easier to budge to british pressure, n reap the benefits like gud education, better work, etc. they moved towards a no war - all peace situation.

Once these people went out of kerala, it was tough in earlier days without communication facilities, their getting united was essential. U can see this unity till date. Its not that they donot have respect to the nation, they r more attracted to the state.

The misconception of high literacy is that, literacy means the ability to write ...more
Answered by P R Ganesh, 28 Jun '09 11:10 pm

 
  
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All Keralites r very hard working,united & enterprising.Their only minus point is that they r self centered.Wen I was working abroad & used 2 meet Asians,every 1 introduced themselves as Pakistani,Indian,Bangladeshi or Shrilankan but these flock introduced themselves as -"I'm from Kerala"
Answered by ratan, 11 Dec '07 06:57 pm

 
  
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Hello,
First part of the question,Malyalis are united where ever they go,Malyalis takes any kind of job even labour work,they do not see the image.They respect Money wisely .Hence so many of them are in Other countries.
They wonn't give up easily.Friendly approach to all is another imprt thg in their attitude.Which makes them Superior to Others.
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Answered by Ravi Shankar, 11 Dec '07 06:34 pm

 
  
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It is simply supply demand theory. Why there r more Indians in Gulf countries compared to US? Same theory.
Answered by Babu K, 29 Jan '11 04:13 pm

 
  
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Because Kerala has a work culture which is radically different from the rest of the nation. To adjust in KErala, you HAVE to adjust to a group / union mindset, especially if u want to invest and start a biz here. I don't know why, many INdians get a heart attack the instant u say "UNION!"

Kerala is not restrictive sir to other brothers and sisters from our HIndustan, but the rules of engagement here is drastically different from the rest of the nation. Culturally, attitudes wise and value systems wise, a Sri Lankan will have an easier time blending into KL than an Indian from outside KL.

When u invest in Maharashtra or when u invest in Tamil Nadu, the labourer aspect is "taken care of"....if u open a shed and throw some 40-50 Rupees a day workers in India generally tend to tie their hands and comply. U can't do dat in Kerala. A Keralite worker can easily read a budget sheet and if he feels he is not getting paid as per what he is worth, he will demand a company balance sheet fr ...more
Answered by A Moin, 18 Apr '10 08:55 pm

 
  
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Mr.Anil Gonsalves,
Kerala is not an Island. It is a state of Indian Union. Though I didnot belong to Kerala, I am working here in Cochin. But one thing we should appreciate our keralites friends for their hardwork and their willingness to work anywhere in the world. How many of us ready to go out of our native town. Another important factor is that, the literacy percentage is always higher and Kerala holds the highest literacy percentage other than all other states of India; it is obvious for these people to go anywhere and prepare to any work. As I mentioned earlier, because of the literacy percentage you can see atleast one Malayalee gentleman will be in the top position wether it is a central secretariat or any of the western countries too. Also these people were very cooperative and helpful to their community people and wants their brotheren to reach the height. Their solidarity and willingness to hard work to be appriciated.-Regards-Xavier.
Answered by Xavier, 11 Dec '07 06:47 pm

 
  
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