In 2005, eight of us drove to Mexico to help people in ciudad Victoria. I thought it was pretty neat to see a bunch young twenty something Malayalees talking and singing in Spanish.
And while we were there, a sweet Mexican lady showed off her skills singing and playing “God is so good/nee mathram mathi” in Malayalam.
Today, plenty of Malayalees speak Spanish without a hitch. Like my friend Millie who worked as a lawyer for human trafficking victims and immigration cases. I use it every day at my work, too. I’ve heard Malayalees sing Spanish praise and worship songs at church.
It helps us connect and is a beautiful thing.