Tamil perhaps in Kerala at one time, no longer there, may have died out or been chased out


Manipravalam . . . 100 per cent Sanskrit Malayalam.


Indian Tamil may have been in Kerala at one time, no longer there, may have died out or been chased out like the Jaffna Tamil.

Manipravalam is 100 per cent Sanskrit Malayalam.

Vadivelu Andimuthu,

There must be balance in reactions.

Never trust anyone who claims the answers are black and white only, black only or white only.

Life is not the be all or end all of anything.

Life comes in various shades of grey. There are exceptions, qualifiers, caveats, ifs and buts.

You didn’t answer my question!

Are the Malayalee in M’sia going to stop speaking Malayalam and start speaking Tamil?

Is Kerala going to adopt Tamil as the regional language of the state and discard Malayalam?

These are not controversies. So, they are not issues.

Manipravalam is 100 per cent Sanskrit Malayalam.

Show me a Malayalam dictionary which has the origin of Malayalam words!

The Malayalam dictionary shows the origin of Malayalam words. It does not show the origin of Malayalam words being from Tamil.

English dictionaries, for example, show the origin of English words (Latin, French, Greek, Germanic and other languages and dialects).

The Oxford Dictionary shows the origin of English words.

The Kamus Dewan shows the origin of Malay words.

There’s no such thing as one flesh and blood, one culture and one root.

What is pure Tamil?

There’s no such thing. You probably never went to school.

Don’t post emotional garbage.

Do the Germans claim the English are pure Germans?

The reality is that the people of Kerala don’t consider themselves Tamil. Why harp on this to the point of insanity?

Malayalee are highly disciplined people.

Tamil are very indisciplined and emotional adhe pavi, ayo amah kadavale, enae see er dher melodramatic suicidal types.

Malayalee and Tamil sub-DNA are different although all Indian have the same DNA.

Before Dravidian, there were Negrito, pre-Dravidian and proto-Dravidian.

The Aryan are descended from Albino Dravidian in north India.

Tamil are more Dravidian, less Aryan.

Malayalee are more Aryan, less Dravidian. Malayalee also have Negrito, pre-Dravidian, proto-Dravidian, Jewish, Syrian, Yemeni, other Arab, Persian, Turk, Portuguese, Spanish and other blood.

The Malayalee descended from foreign fathers and local mothers are known as Maplahi (from maplah or bridegroom in Malayalam to refer to the foreigner). Most Maplahi are descended from Arab fathers.

Other Maplahi are descended from other foreign fathers.

When Malayalee see a group of foreigners approaching their village, they say to each other, “Maplah coming, Maplah coming” in Malayalam.

If there were Tamil at one time in Kerala, they are no longer there. They may have died out or were chased out.

Tamil probably continue to provoke Malayalee because of this. Also, Malayalee look down on Tamil.

Jaffna Tamil were also chased out of Kerala. They remember being chased out. They have Malayalee blood and, according to DNA studies, are more Aryan than the Sinhalese who came from Bengal and settled down in southern Sri Lanka. Jaffna Tamil look down on Indian Tamil.

Malayalee also chased out the Portuguese and Spanish for forcing many Syrian Christian to become Roman Catholic. My people were originally Syrian Christian. We still have many Syrian Christian relatives.

Except for part of Malabar, the rest of Kerala was not part of British India. 500 princely states in the Indian subcontinent were not part of British India.

St Thomas came to Kerala and died in Tamil Nadu. Christianity was the first religion in Kerala. Hinduism came later after sivalingga worship in the south was merged with Brahma and Vishnu worship in the north.

Kerala and Sri Lanka are more Aryan than Tamil Nadu.

Sinhalese is mostly Sanskrit.

Sri Lanka has Yemeni, Portuguese and Dutch blood.

There are Javanese in east Sri Lanka who speak Malay, the lingua franca in the Archipelago.

The people of south China are descended from Dravidians from south India and Afghanistan.

Why don’t you start telling the people of south China and southeast Asia that they are Dravidians?

According to DNA studies, the present people in south China and south India are not the same.

Watch . . . perfect Malayalam being spoken by Jew although away 30 years in Israel.

Malayalam has been recognised by the Indian Constitution as a classical language of India.


The guidelines for declaring a language as ‘Classical’ are:

(i) High antiquity of its early texts/recorded history over a period of 1500-2000 years;

(ii) A body of ancient literature/texts, which is considered a valuable heritage by generations of speakers;

(iii) The literary tradition be original and not borrowed from another speech community;

(iv) The classical language and literature being distinct from modern, there may also be a discontinuity between the classical language and its later forms or its offshoots.


UNESCO has six degrees of endangerment.

These are:

safe, which are the languages spoken by all generations and their intergenerational transmission is uninterrupted;

vulnerable languages, which are spoken by most children but may be restricted to certain domains;

definitely endangered languages, which are no longer being learnt by children as their mother tongue.

Severely endangered are languages spoken by grandparents and older generations, and while the parent generation may understand it, they may not speak it with the children or among themselves.

Critically endangered languages are those of which the youngest speakers are the grandparents or older family members who may speak the language partially or infrequently

and lastly,

extinct languages, of which no speakers are left.


The Church has always played an important role in preserving local languages.

Mass may be conducted in most local languages and dialects.

The Church isn’t a physical structure as widely believed but a gathering, anywhere, of the faithful for readings from the Holy Bible, the Word of God, in memory of Jesus.

Over time, these gatherings found expression in a physical structure with unique architecture.

Author: fernzthegreat

Joe Fernandez holds a honours degree in management, majoring in economics, and has opted from academia in law to being a jurist. He was trained professionally on the job as a journalist. He's a longtime Borneo watcher, keen on the history and legal aspects of Malaya's presence in Sabah and Sarawak. He teaches the English language privately and has emerged as a subject matter expert in public examination techniques.

3 thoughts on “Tamil perhaps in Kerala at one time, no longer there, may have died out or been chased out”

  1. What a load of crap.aryans are albino dravidian from North India? Can you cite any valid studies to support your claim?


  2. Joseph,

    Good answer. You forgot to include Omani as well. Several traders came to Kerala from Dhofar in Oman. Before Islam came, that area of South Arabia, including Yemen and Socotra was mostly Christian (usually Nestorian Churches). They have been visiting Kerala and Sri Lanka for generations and had ties to the Assyrian church of the east churches in Kerala before they switched to Islam, after Arabia got taken by Islam. Do not forget Yemeni Jew as well. Yemen’s Jewish community was very ancient.

    St Thomas visited Socotra and south Arabia, before visiting Parthian Empire/Persia and Pakistan, before preaching in Kerala and Sri Lanka, and died in Tamil Nadu. Well affirmed by church history.

    Good job in upholding Kerala’s history. Malayalees in gulf are also reading your blogs.

    James Chacko
    working in Muscat, Sultanate of Oman

    Liked by 1 person

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