Friday, December 18, 2009

Malaysian Tamils. Faces of Malaysia.

Tamils make up the most colorful ethnic group in Malaysia.

The Tamil merchants arrived Malaya 1500 years ago. One of the oldest Tamil inscription from 8th century has been found in Malaysian's Ligor. The text refers to the trade relationship between the Tamil country and Malaya.

Tamil became the common language of commerce in Malaysia before 18th century. Today the Tamil city dwellers speak mostly Malay or English

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