Tamil Tiger “terrorists”, who think they have since hijacked Hindraf Makkal Sakthi, claim the Negrito (Semang) who came to Malaya from Kerala 40, 000 years ago, are “monkeys”.
The morons don’t seem to realise that monkeys have 48 chromosomes, human beings have 46.
Tamil Tiger “terrorists” claim Jeffrey Kitingan, Negrito, Malayalee are Tamils who converted from Hinduism. The Hindu label was given by the Mughal Emperors to the collection of local practices, about 1, 300 years after the Hebrews and Syrians brought Christianity to Kerala.
When Christianity came to Kerala, the sivalingga worship in the south had not merged with the Brahma Vishnu worship in the north.
Hinduism is not about the collection of local practices but Sanatana Dharma.
Malayalam oldest language . . .
If you say “Malayalam was not stolen from Tamil”, the fanatics will label you anti-Tamil, racist, anti-Islam, anti-Malay, anti-gov’t, anti-Bumiputera . . .
Malayalam is not only older than Tamil, it’s the oldest language in the world.
Tamil broke away from proto-Dravidian.
Malayalam emerged from the original proto-Dravidian and gave birth to Old Sanskrit. Malayalam later became 75 per cent New Sanskrit.
For cultural purposes Malayalam and Old Sanskrit formed a language known as Manipravalam, where both languages were used in an alternating style.
Today, Tamil is 50 per cent New Sanskrit.
Latin, Greek and ancient Persian originated from Old Sanskrit.
New Sanskrit is used in Hindu temples.
Buddhist scriptures are written in Pali, a Sanskrit dialect.
There are no longer any pure Dravidians and pure Aryans in India. The Aryans (new Caucasians) were white, the Dravidians (archaic Caucasoids) were dark-skinned. How many people in India today have blonde hair, blue eyes and white skins? Very few! They may be found mostly in Hunza and Gilgit in north India.
The Aryans are descended from Dravidians in north India who left for Central Asia and returned, entering Iran and Afghanistan as well, on the way. Three Aryan families entered Europe.
Tamil fanatics discredited . . .
It is time the stories without much basis planted by some early Tamil historians – like existence of a ‘Greater Tamilakom’ be scrutinized.
There is absolutely no archaeological evidence of any Tamil dynasty administering large parts of Kerala over any prolonged time frame.
The unique absence of any such edicts or any legends/stories in collective memory attesting to such facts in Kerala points to such theories being largely works of grand standing and fiction.
The view that Malayalam evolved from Tamil is now largely discredited.
Antiquity of Malayalam was recently recognized by conferring the ‘Classical Language’ status.
So Tamil and Malayalam are two classical languages which have many similarities – but to say that one evolved from other has no basis in history or archaeology.
That said, Kerala might have had a large number of dialects in the first century CE, till a standardized form of literary Malayalam evolved largely as a result of work by Buddhists followed by Kerala Brahmins.
Tamil also went through similar standardisation more or less around similar time frame.
Historical and cultural markers of Kerala – politics, language, caste sytem and religious practices, social customs, architecture, festivals, arts – all are quite distinct from Tamil region and are quite dated in themselves.
The ‘Adivasis’ of Kerala are quite divergent from fellow Malayalee and Tamils socially and culturally.
So there is no evidence to say that Keralites were Tamilians at any time.
They are two different communities that developed in adjacent regions with some commonality and good amount of interaction and some overlap owing to geographic location.
Earliest discovered Malayalam epigraphs (Vazhappali inscriptions – 830AD) dates back to 9th century.
For a language to reach that level, the language should have been existing for a long time.
Also note that Malayalam has traditionally been written on ‘palm leaves’ which cannot definitely be preserved over 1000 years (there are many that dates back to several centuries though).
The absence of stone architecture (Kerala traditional architecture is wood based) also do not aid long term preservation of artifacts.
Great literary works in Malayalam started appearing by 12th century.
There is not much Tamil epigraphy found from Kerala, belonging to any period.
The language of some of the Sangam works like ‘Cilappathikaram’ are very much open to debate.
Recent research concludes that Malayalam existed almost 2000 years ago.
Malayalam and Tamil may have diverged from a proto-Dravidian language over a long period.
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