Which is the Oldest Indian Language? ...
thrivikraman

Ashburn, VA

#1058 Jan 12, 2013
sanskrit is often referred as a north indian language but i wonder why is it not present in north indian temples where as it is used all of the tamil temples...true north indian languages are the hindi,urdu their root words may be sanskrit,but grammatically tamil is the only language which has most no.of identical words in sanskrit...sanskrit is named from samaskrutham...the letter ends with 'm' is mainly used only in tamil among the indian languages,eg.bharatha-bharatha m,ramayana-ramayanam,sundara kanda-sundarakaandam,kaala-kaa lam,...samaskrutam is a pure tamil word...sama+krutam-samaskrutam ,sama-equal,krutam-language... which means a language equal to tamil...it was created by a thamizh siththar vyasar...but though it is called equal language it cant stand before tamil which has an age of several yugas...
Mudaliar

India

#1059 Jan 13, 2013
Good observation by Thirivikraman.We need to collect and prepare a dictionary of words exclusively providing proof of historical timeline without political, religious, linguistic and commercial bias.Incidentally, just today I completed 120 pages of E book ,on Humor, Moroccan, and Culture by Mathew Helmekke, a look into the hidden aspects of Moroccan Culture .It is an interesting compilation where I got origin of How Hindu word came into existence which is actually Indu.Only those words similar to Indu, Indus, Indica, India,dramila,sangu,sambandam, lingam etc may give the actual timelines back to several centuries, and civilizations and in several languages. Indus languages are old and Tamil is a living old language and spoken by several faiths , but need to figure out for Malayalam, Kannada, Telugu and Sanskrit where words have been fused/borrowed by one another.
Hari

Coimbatore, India

#1060 Jan 13, 2013
Look at you.You're all making fools of yourselves.

Does it matter which language is older? Do you take pride in saying that your language is older than someone else's? Does this somehow make it superior? No, it does not.

On the contrary, this undistortion of Tamil and Sanskrit over thousands of years only proves how unimaginative and fearful of change we were as a race(No offense implied).

Language is just a mean of communication, at its essence, air vibrations and pen strokes. The age of a language does not determine its validity, or its beauty. Stop finding ways to compete and divide yourselves.

The misplaced sense of pride and over-competitiveness we Indians share needs to be sorted. The caste system can be traced back to this attitude of ours.

Stop bickering among yourselves. Zoom out. Look at the big picture. Does it matter?

Sincerely,
A 10th grade student.
Mcm

Ashburn, VA

#1061 Jan 16, 2013
The old Sanskrit is formed from old Iranian language 'Avestan'. Aryans (old Iranians) came to India and borrowed alot of Indian words (Dravidian- pali, etc) and made so called Sanskrit. As its name denotes, it has thousands of 'modified'(sanskritized) Indian Words. Before the arrival to India, Aryans were not Hindus. Even the Temple concept is from INDIA, May be from Southern parts of India. Eventhough Aryans say Indian Gods say Sanskrit, devabhasha! And Ramayana, Mahabharata, vedas etc. are not written by individuals, it is only a collection of many Indian thoughts. It is the History of Samskritam (Sanskrit).
Vivana

Japan

#1062 Jan 17, 2013
hindu warrior wrote:
sanskrit is the oldest language in the world.tamil is not the oldest living langusage in india but sanskrit is.sanskrit is not a dead language.a dead language means it is not used anymore.sanskrit is still used in every hindu temple for holy rituals and mantras.there is a wrong assumption that tamil is older than sanskrit.this is very wrong.tamil evolved from sanskrit.sanskrit is not created by mere men but lord shiva himself.sanskrit is also called the language of the devas.vedas are anadhi(birthless) they are not created by god but his breath.even bhrami scripts are older than tamil.i m not degrading tamil but sanskrit is the father language of tamil and other language of the world.
Sanskrit is Aryan language and Tamil is Dravidian language .According to History Dravidians are the natives of India who lived in India.Aryans migrated from Central Asia to india crossing Himalayas via kiber and bolan passes in the Himalayas.So the people initially living in India were speaking their language Tamil. After the aryan invasion they Dravadians migrated from northern part of India to south. The aryans developed the Vedas and Sanskrit after coming to India. So Aryan Sanskrit evolved after the Dravidian Tamil language.
devaraj

Ashburn, VA

#1064 Jan 23, 2013
i think tamil is divaided in dravidan. but sanskrit is compare to dravidan sanskrit is oldest.
and kannada or tamil is the world oldes 2 spoken languges.
kaff

Satellite Provider

#1065 Jan 23, 2013
Tamil is old language in the world
kaff

Satellite Provider

#1066 Jan 23, 2013
Tamil grand pa THIRU VALLUVAR Lives at 3 A.D, KUMARI KANDAM is the old country this time this country in the INDIAN OCEAN to TSUNAMI
jacob tirunelveli

Kottayam, India

#1069 Jan 28, 2013
tamil is the oldest language. sanskrit is derived from tamil and parkrit. sanskrit had no written form in early days. sanskrit is created to defferenciate brahmins from others. it is a mean language created by mean people.
jacob tirunelveli

Kottayam, India

#1071 Jan 28, 2013
the caste system that is told by brahmins in hindu is not what it means in the veda. the vedas meant that the region where the people came from. that is sivalingam is the map of india and kumari kandam. it is the symbol given by god himself to our anscestors. the human picturisation of siva is also resembles the sivalingam ie the indian map along with kumari kandam. the brahmins are the native of kashmir thats why it is said brahmins came from the mouth of siva. the sathryas came from punjab and the midle region of india thats why they said to come from the shoulders of siva. the vaishya are people who live in the south of nowaday india. thats why they are said to come from the thighs of siva. and the sudhras are native of kumari kandam thats why they are said to come from the feet of siva. this shows how illeterate and cunning the brahmins are. they have no idea about the vedas which are earlier written in tamil and parkrit. they just translated those vedas to sanskrit and gave us new meaning.
jacob tirunelveli

Kottayam, India

#1072 Jan 28, 2013
people please try and draw the indian map and the kumari kandam as the base ie the woman of siva lingam. it will tell you the truth. the ganga river that flows from the head of siva. the kailasam which is situated in the place where ganga starts. the pirai nila ie half moon indicating the muslims taking over brahmins in kashmir. the snake around siva's neck symbol of terror that surrounds kashmir.
india is the only country which has all climates of the world. icy mountains,most rainfall receiving sirapungi, hottest rajastan desert,sea coasts and rich agriculture land and all.
all indians beleive that we are the closest relatives of the first man created by god(if it is adam or whomsoever) we still live in the wonderful land that god gave to mankind.
Tamiliamman

Northampton, PA

#1073 Jan 28, 2013
Obvious tamil is the oldest language in India. Lord shiva is a myth, and so is sanskrit being an indian-exclusive language. It is so obvious that Tamil is the oldest language because, it is in south india. Common sense 101 states that the territory least influences by foreign cultures retains its language. Before India attached itself into Asia, i'm sure they spoke some language pre-existing to tamil, which became tamil, might as well just call it tamil. It is well known tamil is oldest language of dravidian languages and that it existed independently of sanskrit. Before there were boats and ships also, tamil existed, so no interference from foreigners. What I'm trying to say is.. drop your theory, drop your pants, hit yourself in the forehead, learn tamil, forget your language, and let's make sure tamil is spoken everywhere in the world because it is the most awesomest of all awesomeness in any language. Thank you.
Kool

India

#1074 Jan 29, 2013
Tamiliamman wrote:
Obvious tamil is the oldest language in India. Lord shiva is a myth, and so is sanskrit being an indian-exclusive language. It is so obvious that Tamil is the oldest language because, it is in south india. Common sense 101 states that the territory least influences by foreign cultures retains its language. Before India attached itself into Asia, i'm sure they spoke some language pre-existing to tamil, which became tamil, might as well just call it tamil. It is well known tamil is oldest language of dravidian languages and that it existed independently of sanskrit. Before there were boats and ships also, tamil existed, so no interference from foreigners. What I'm trying to say is.. drop your theory, drop your pants, hit yourself in the forehead, learn tamil, forget your language, and let's make sure tamil is spoken everywhere in the world because it is the most awesomest of all awesomeness in any language. Thank you.
Mr. Tamiliamman nobody wants to learn that idiotic uncivilised pathetic aapdiyaaaaa saapdiyaaaaa language Tamil. Tamilians don talk they shout :D
sats

Noida, India

#1077 Jan 30, 2013
All hv gone mad man... Wat difference does it make now.... Oh ya!!! I think u all want to prove who s superior... D older d civilization ... Stronger the people who speaks lang of that civilization great great great.... But crap crap crap... North indian n south indians...hindus n muslims etc etc always fight n try to prove their strong worth.... Insan ho insan ki tarah raho yar... Do not discuss or debate on useless or illogical topics n prove ur intellectuals... Go n enjoy life... It has many other beautiful colors dan dis crap....SANSKRIT... TAMIL... PRAKRIT.... Hey man by d way who tells u to invest ur limited time in useless topics.... Sab ne phd kar rakhi hai ha ha....idiots....

Well i kno u all will definately b surprised n irritated n angry on dis post of mine n m aware some of u would try to waste some more of ur limited time to reply on dis and try to make me feel bad n react stupidly so as to bcome a part of this crap... Ha ha... Sorry dudes... Aisa nai hone wala...
Chalo mujhe neend aa rahi hai bbye... Hoping for some nice lines for me by some limited intellectuals of dis planet...
sats

Noida, India

#1078 Jan 30, 2013
Dear moderater sorry for d inconvenience caused due to my post... You still hold all d rights to discard n remove my beautiful post....
sats

Noida, India

#1079 Jan 30, 2013
Kool wrote:
<quoted text>
Mr. Tamiliamman nobody wants to learn that idiotic uncivilised pathetic aapdiyaaaaa saapdiyaaaaa language Tamil. Tamilians don talk they shout :D
ha ha ha
Reuben

Pune, India

#1080 Jan 31, 2013
Tamil is the oldest Indian language because if I am not wrong Aryans were migrated to India and I guess Aryans brought Sanskrit to India and therefore Sanskrit is not an Indian language or the oldest language
jacob tirunelveli

Trichy, India

#1082 Feb 3, 2013
north indians have no shame or self esteem. they love srilankans. they invite rajabakse to india and they are inviting him to tamil nadu. how is it. but they speak about patriotism (bullshit). when pakistani kills indian soldiers they say we will not play cricket with pakistan. this is their bravery. dont ever speak about tamil guys you are not at all humans you are just bullshit.
ganesh

Kolkata, India

#1083 Feb 4, 2013
hi every one,it is true that tamil is the oldest language in world. many evidence are there... sanskrit evolved 2500 to 3000 bc... but one should forget where is the first civilization & oldest language started.. its in tamilnadu only... "KUMARIKANDAM" THe lost lemuriar continent or atlantis....MORE THAN 2,50,000 YEARS AGO.. submerged in 16000 bc , before iceage... still we have evidence.... pls visit kumarikandam wikipedia.... tamil is mother tongue for all languages..
Europe in india

Brighton, UK

#1085 Feb 8, 2013
It snows in Kashmir, it snows in northern Punjab, it snows in northern balovhistan, it snows in Afghanistan, so, naturally the people in these regions are light skinned.we don,t need to go to Europe to find light coloured people. If aryas were light skinned, they must have originated in northern India. During the ice age it used to snow upto maharashtra, madhyapradesh and orissa. The mesopotamians have mentioned that Iranians aryas had dark hair, dark eyes and brown skin. The Iranian aryas were typical Indians. The statues and drawings of Iranian kings do not look like Europeans.they look typically north Indians.

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