posted on Mar, 25 2011 @ 03:58 PM
Very informative thread. I want to give one possible reason for the name "Lemuria". There is a word in Tamil (pronounced Thamizh) called
"Ilaamuri" (இலாமுரி) which is a kingdom north of Sumatra (Current Malaysia). The Arabians called it "Laamuri" which means
"Lemuria" is a name for the lost land in the South East Asia.The word "Kumari Kandam" also relates to the same area.
IMO. There is no continent that Connected southern part of India Madagascar and Australia. But there was a large continent that connected all of South
East Asia and Australia as pointed out by Shadow Herder. The reason for the cultural similarities are after the deluge that consumed a lot of land.
the people moved north through Burma (Myanmar) into India. I am still early in the research into this subject so I don't know exactly when this
happened. But if I have to guess it would be at the end of the last great Ice Age.
There is a passage in Silappathikaaram
பஃறுளி யாற்றுடன் பன்மலை யடுக்கத்துக்
குமரிக் கோடுங் கொடுங்கடல் கொள்ள
Which says that tsunami took away a place called kumarik kottam which contained the pahruli river and a mountain range. The best possible place to
look for this is Bali sea. Because Pahruli could mean Bali in tamil.
Also Tamil History talks about 3 Sangam Period. And the first Sangam period talks of Madurai. Which again points to Sumathra island. The first Sangam
lasted 4440 before 7000 BC. Where 4449 Poets and linguist researched tamil language and also the first tamil grammer rule book called "Akaththiyam"
(அகத்தியம்) written by Sage Akathiyar was first presented in this Sangam period.
Also note that there are 3 sangam and all 3 of them had a very close relationship with cities named Madura.
Which again confers with the notion that Tamil people came to South India from South East Asia.
First Sangam: Sumathra (Madurai)
Second Sangam: Mathura (Could be Lord Krishna's city)
Third Sangame: Madurai, Tamil Naadu (Capital of Pandia Kingdom)
So all this shows that the Tamil could have originated in South East Asia.
Thank you for reading.