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The history of Tulu language?

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Asked by sudhakar kuruvada, 05 Mar '13 02:06 pm
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Tulu language is one of the five Dravidian languages of South India (others being Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam). Tulu is spoken by about more than 2 million people as their mother tongue in a small niche, mainly in coastal Karnataka and Northern Karala (Kasaragod district), called as Tulunadu. Tulu, derived from proto-Dravidian, and is one the oldest Dravidian languages.
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1. Devi Mahatme :

Devi Mahatme, which is the Tulu translation of the Sanskrit holy verse Saptashati, is the oldest Tulu work available till now. The palm leaves manuscripts of this work were discovered by Dr Venkataraja Puninchitthaaya at the house of Sri Thenkillaaya in puttur. The period of this work can be traced back to 1200 A.D. The use of the sd sound, the use of Rala letters and the use of many cases are some of the specialties of the tulu used here. The use of the passive voice, which cannot be found in the present day tulu is another uniqueness of this verse.

2. Mahabharatho :

A poet called Arunabda, who lived at Kodavoor in Udupi, somewhere around 1383 A.D. is the composer of this work. Dr. Venkataraja Punchitthaya discovered its palm leaves manuscript at Sri Laxminarayana Kekunnaayas house at Mundya in mudnoor village of Puttur Tq. D.K. Among the 1757 stanzas of this verse, 883 stanzas have been in octaves. Many traditional vrutta like Thotaka Thotaka Dheerga ma ...more
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Tulu language is one of the five Dravidian languages of South India (others being Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam). Tulu is spoken by about more than 2 million people as their mother tongue in a small niche, mainly in coastal Karnataka and Northern Karala (Kasaragod district), called as Tulunadu. Tulu, derived from proto-Dravidian, and is one the oldest Dravidian languages, you will be convinced with this statement when you read the facts revealed during the study and research.

Tulu Script

A script called Tulu is used in Tulunadu for centuries. All Tulu classics discovered recently are in Tulu script, and some in other scripts. This Tulu script was being used by Brahmins. Till recently they were using it for writing Mantras, for accounts etc. Since hundreds of years, Tulu Brahmins were going to Kerala Temples for Agama Sastra rituals. They took the Tulu writing with them to Kerala, thus they carried the Tulu script to Kerala. Malayalam had not developed a script of its own b ...more
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The oldest available inscriptions in Tulu are from the period between 14th to 15th century AD. These inscriptions are in the Tulu script and are found in areas in and around Barkur which was the capital of Tulu Nadu during the Vijayanagar period. Another group of inscriptions are found in the Ullur Subrahmanya Temple near Kundapura. Many linguists like S.U. Panniyadi and L. V. Ramaswami Iyer as well as P.S. Subrahmanya suggested that Tulu is among the oldest languages in the Dravidian family which branched independently from its Proto-Dravidian roots nearly 2,000 years ago. This assertion is based on the fact that Tulu still preserves many aspects of the Proto-Dravidian language.
This dating of Tulu is also based on the fact that region where Tulu is natively spoken was known to the ancient Tamils as Tulu Nadu and the Tamil poet Mamular who belongs to the Sangam Age (200 AD) describes Tulu Nadu and its dancing beauties in one of his poems.[21] In the Halmidi inscriptions one finds men ...more
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