Which is the Oldest Indian Language? ...
Thamilan

Mumbai, India

#1434 Aug 11, 2013
'Tholkappiyam' that dates back to 2200 years. And Vedas in Sanskrit has evolved some 3500 years ago... U r wright... But the Tholkappiyam was published in Third Tamil committe. Before that there was already 2 at Kumari kandam which was submerged in Indian ocean. So that the Tamil the oldest than Sanscrit and one of the oldest living language in the world. And for your information Sanscrit was formed when the Aryans entered into our nation. But before that the Tamil has bieng there.
Mudaliar

Bangalore, India

#1435 Aug 11, 2013
vvs wrote:
@muralidharan
Sanskrit is a divine language and ramayana which took place 9500 years ago, conversations and vedas were in sanskrit.. from sanskrit, hindi came. north indians are supporting hindi. sanskrit is god's language. mahabarata was in sanskrit only. don't blabber tat tamil is the oldest.. greek, sanskrit are the oldest.. sanskrit beging the oldest than greek.
Ya, the grammar by Panini was not in Sanskrit and for Sanskrit!!!!!!!! where as Tholkappiam is in Tamil and for Tamil
Peace

India

#1436 Aug 12, 2013
Thamilan wrote:
'Tholkappiyam' that dates back to 2200 years. And Vedas in Sanskrit has evolved some 3500 years ago... U r wright... But the Tholkappiyam was published in Third Tamil committe. Before that there was already 2 at Kumari kandam which was submerged in Indian ocean. So that the Tamil the oldest than Sanscrit and one of the oldest living language in the world. And for your information Sanscrit was formed when the Aryans entered into our nation. But before that the Tamil has bieng there.
Nothing submerged...its all hypothetical theory of Tamils.
jacob tirunelveli

Ahmedabad, India

#1437 Aug 13, 2013
Peace wrote:
<quoted text>
Nothing submerged...its all hypothetical theory of Tamils.
hello peace, what do you think about dwaraka. is it submerged under sea or it is also hypothetical theory. dont follow american fool's habit. if it happens to others you say its nothing but if it happens to you, you jump to sky. in vedas itself it is mentioned about the tsunami that took all the southindian land and only a munivar and a king escaped by ship and reached northern land. and that munivar is the one vedas mention as agathiar. i dont understand are you argueing against hindu vedas. or you dont know vedas.
sathish

Chennai, India

#1438 Aug 14, 2013
[po da badu
Arnfried Burnhide

Bangalore, India

#1439 Aug 14, 2013
Intresting Topic to read on. But makes a good read if people do not use obscene language.

i am impressed with teh findings of Mr Amit, Anonynomous and Mr Jacob Thirunelveli.

I am a language research analyst from Germany. I will conclude with my findings share at once this topic reaches its deadlock.
Arnfried Burnhide

Bangalore, India

#1440 Aug 14, 2013
On a different note. I see a lot of Tamil speaking Srilankans in Leipzig, Germany. they are peace loving people. And most of the old timers have a terrified look. May be due to the not so good memoirs when they first arrived there
Arnfried Burnhide

Bangalore, India

#1441 Aug 14, 2013
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Native to India, Sri Lanka, Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Réunion, Mauritius, Pondichery, Indonesia, Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Ethnicity Tamilar
Native speakers 70 million (2007)[1]
8 million as a second language[2]
Language family Dravidian
Southern
Tamil–Kannada
Tamil–Kodagu
Tamil–Malayalam
Tamil languages
Tamil
Writing system Tamil alphabet (Brahmic)
Tamil Braille
Official status
Official language in Indian states: Tamil Nadu[3] and Puducherry,[4]
Sri Lanka,[5] and
Singapore.[6]
Officially Legalised
Malaysia(Medium of education).[7]
Controversy[show]Indo-Aryan migration theories Indigenous Aryans
Breaking India
Portal:Dravidian civilizations

Tamil is a Dravidian language spoken predominantly by Tamil people of South India and North-east Sri Lanka. It has official status in the Indian states of Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Tamil is also a national language of Sri Lanka[9] and an official language of Singapore and Mauritius.[citation needed].It is legalized as one of the languages of medium of education in Malaysia along with English, Malay and Mandarin.[10][11] It is also chiefly spoken in the states of Kerala, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Andaman and Nicobar Islands as one of the secondary languages. It is one of the 22 scheduled languages of India and was declared a classical language by the government of India in 2004. Tamil is also spoken by significant minorities in Malaysia, Canada,[12] South Africa,[13] Fiji,[14] Germany,[15] Philippines, United States, Netherlands,[16] Mauritius, Indonesia,[17] and Réunion as well as emigrant communities around the world.
Tamil is one of the longest surviving classical languages in the world.[18][19] It has been described as "the only language of contemporary India which is recognizably continuous with a classical past."[20] and having "one of the richest literatures in the world".[21] Tamil literature has existed for over 2000 years.[22] The earliest epigraphic records found on rock edicts and hero stones date from around the 5th century BCE.[23] The earliest period of Tamil literature, Sangam literature, is dated from ca. 300 BCE – 300 CE.[24][25] Tamil language inscriptions written c. 1st century BCE and 2nd century CE have been discovered in Egypt, Sri Lanka and Thailand.[26] The two earliest manuscripts from India,[27][28] to be acknowledged and registered by UNESCO Memory of the World register in 1997 and 2005 were in Tamil.[29] More than 55% of the epigraphical inscriptions (about 55,000) found by the Archaeological Survey of India are in the Tamil language.[30] According to a 2001 survey, there were 1,863 newspapers published in Tamil, of which 353 were dailies.[31] It has the oldest extant literature amongst other Dravidian languages.[18] The variety and quality of classical Tamil literature has led to its being described as "one of the great classical traditions and literatures of the world".[32]
srihari

Ashburn, VA

#1442 Aug 15, 2013
'Kumari Kandam" search diz in net then u kno.... this is history
jeyanth

Los Angeles, CA

#1443 Aug 16, 2013
Friends are you know in ancient times kerala is a part of tamil nadu due the sanskrit influence they forgot there own mother language and form a new language and all the dravidian language are like thus except tamil nadu
Adidev Gopalakrishnan

Mumbai, India

#1444 Aug 17, 2013
tamil is the oldest language in the world
Rudrapathi M

Salem, India

#1445 Aug 18, 2013
vedha sharma wrote:
<quoted text>
dear bloody shit mind friend anand. you know the history , but i know the real history . indus valley civilsation ( mehargarh belongs to b.c 7000 , mohanjathora belongs to b.c 5500 , harappa belongs to b.c 4000 ) destroy on b.c 2500 by river flood , then aryan came to north west india called arya vartham.
in kumarikandam tamils lived on b.c 10,000 . then tsunami drove the tamils to south india , east africa , palenesia . thus the way some of tamils went to south east pakistan (mehargarh) so indus valley civilisation is tamil civilisation .
so tamil is oldest language proved by lingual research
so tamilians is oldest race proved by D.N.A (M32) reasearch
so tamilculture is finest proved by socialogy listehning
tamil language timeline is b.c 10,000 to still
tamilians spread over all countries now.
Excellent reply. You are 100% correct. Let us wait for the report from the Archeological Survey of India.
jacob tirunelveli

Bhavnagar, India

#1446 Aug 19, 2013
research results of harappa
1. people who lived in harappa had fish as their symbol.
2. the gods they worshipped were siva,bull,holy spirit and a goddesses.
3.there was a river as big as gangai running through the city, after a great drought the river completely vanished. thats why the people abandoned the city. the traces of that river is still visible.
4. the people used red pots as like tamils. but they do not belong to kumari kandam.
5. they used hot bricks to build houses.

controversy with brahmins:
1. brahmins worship cow not a bull. there is no trace of brahmins worshipping a bull in vedas.
2. brahmins did not worship siva.
3. there was no female god in brahmin history.
4. brahmins belong to kashmir. and they are pure vegeterians and do not use arms.
5. brahmins lived in caves. they are very poor in construction work.

real truth about harappa civilisation:

shang dynasty were the people who lived in north china before the chinese entered china.
the shang people wore red carf in their head and had fish as their symbol.
they go for holy journey to himalayas mountain to visit siva lingam in the ice cave.
they were chased into india by the chinese and they settled all over north india.
during that period of shang dynasty the language of india was tamil,it is mentioned in the history of shang dynasty.
at that time indian landscape extended till eastern afghanistan.

Since: Aug 13

Location hidden

#1447 Aug 19, 2013
"Sanskrit" is the Mother of all Languages!

Every letter, every vowel, ever word, of every language have been coined deriving from Sanskrit words.

Every language just uses the translated forms of the Sanskrit words coined by our Hindu ancestors.

Even when coining the translated forms of the Sanskrit words they used the Sanskrit letters. Only the look of the letter is different and nothing else. We all humans speak, read and write in only Sanskrit.

Also it were us Hindus who gave the human race the knowledge of speech, the art of reading and writing, and also the number and point decimal system.

Thanks!
Meme

Cheyenne, WY

#1448 Aug 19, 2013
One controversial theory says that all native American languages evolved from a single, even older, parent language used in north-east Asia and attempts have been made to show correlations between many of the different historic language groups. One obvious one is the prefix ni- or n- for "I" or "me" which is found in many parts of the Americas.

Since we are talking about a time before written history when no native Americans were writing anything about their languages - and a time before the historic tribal groups had developed and before their languages as we recognise them had evolved - we can only speculate, guess and theorise about the prehistoric origins of native American languages. http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_the_oldest_...
jacob tirunelveli

Kolkata, India

#1452 Aug 21, 2013
History of ravana:

when the kumari kandam was first destroyed by the tsunami sage agathyar and the king escaped to northern land with lots of literatures. pulastya the grand father of ravana came to know about the gold mines and richness of lanka he came to lanka and established his kingdom in no mans land. his grand son ravana conquered many cities. he had ten major cities under his control. thats why he was called ten head king. Ravana was the first brahmin to become a devotee of lord siva. he did yaagams to become immortal. kuberan the cousin brother of ravana ruled the oviyar nadu. it was the city with the biggest goldmine in the world.
Ravi Narain

Panipat, India

#1453 Aug 21, 2013
Oldest book on the Earth is Veda's & in sanskrit.

So it proofs that Sanskrit is the oldest language.
Shilba

India

#1454 Aug 21, 2013
In my words I can't say that Sanskrit is the oldest language because most of the evidence of the history of the origination of Tamil language was lost during Kumari Kandam(35%) and the remaining 20% was lost during the attacks of many kings in south India and lastly the remaining 30% was lost during British conquracy over India and 5% of them were lost by unexpectable natural calamities .Now only 10% history of the origination of Tamil language is left so we can see many voice arising as Sanskrit is the Oldest ONE!!!!!!!!!But its really Wrong.(sorry to Say)
Peace

India

#1455 Aug 22, 2013
jacob tirunelveli wrote:
<quoted text>
hello peace, what do you think about dwaraka. is it submerged under sea or it is also hypothetical theory. dont follow american fool's habit. if it happens to others you say its nothing but if it happens to you, you jump to sky. in vedas itself it is mentioned about the tsunami that took all the southindian land and only a munivar and a king escaped by ship and reached northern land. and that munivar is the one vedas mention as agathiar. i dont understand are you argueing against hindu vedas. or you dont know vedas.
Dwarika is also an ongoing research. No conclusions yet.
Like this lot of things are written.

Since: Aug 13

Chennai, India

#1456 Aug 22, 2013
Peace wrote:
<quoted text>
Dwarika is also an ongoing research. No conclusions yet.
Like this lot of things are written.
dwaraka is non other than
kavatapuram...kavatapuram is
mentioned both in valmiki ramayana
and mahabharatha...in mahabharatha
when sanjaya is telling about the
kurukshetra war to dhrudhurastra at
one time he explains about shape of
the ancient bharatavarsham(tamil­
akam) and he relates the south side
of bharathavarsham to the ears of a
rabbit ie the body of rabbit is
bharatham and the "Y" shaped ears
are the remaining land survived from
kumarikandam which has the capital
kavatapuram...in tamil we call a
weapon as "kavattai" which is y
shaped made up of wood and in the
top a rubber band made of tube will
be tied which is used similar to the bow
and arrow...so "kavattai" means to
pass through...thuvarai koman--
>thuvarai->thuvaaram- >dwaaram->dw­
aar->dwaraka->dwarak­
adeesan...thuvaram in tamil or dwar
in sanskrit both have same meaning
an opening or a gateway to
passthrough...krishna sent his peoples towards north when city dwaraka was collapsed by sea...same way in kalithogai it is mentioned as a pandiyan king sent the ayarpadi(ahirs) peoples towards north when the city kavatapauram was collapsed...

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