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Ancient Tamil Kingdom

The ancient Tamil country refers to the areas of South India and Norhteastern Sri Lanka in which Tamil was a major language during ancient times. During the Sangam period, this area was ruled by three Tamil dynasties of Chola, Chera, Pandya, Kongu and Tondai. The main sources of information including socio-political and cultural practices of the ancient Tamil country are from the Sangam literature, the ancient Tamil literature dating from 100 BCE to 200 CE, epigraphical evidences, numismatics, and a few references in Greek, Latin and Sanskrit.

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