Madurai Tamil

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Madurai Tamil is the dialect spoken in the city of Madurai and over a vast geographical area of South Tamil Nadu, the area once ruled by the Pandiya Kings. It differs substantially from Nellai Tamil, a region which was also part of the Pandiya domain.

Region of Madurai Tamil[edit]

The common dialect has made the term Madurai refer to a much larger area than it actually is. It is not uncommon for people from any of the above cities to introduce themselves as people of Madurai.

Words of Madurai Tamil[edit]

  • Marutha (மறுத) = Madurai
  • varainga (வராய்ங்க) = coming
  • porainga (போராய்ங்க) = going
  • angittu (அங்கிட்டு) = There
  • ingittu (இங்கிட்டு) = Here
  • embuttu (எம்புட்டு) = How much?
  • ravuran (ராவுறான்) = He is boring
  • vyekyanama pesu (வீயகனமா பேசு) = speak properly
  • kundaka mandaka (குண்டக்க மண்டக்க) = irrelevant
  • mundakalapa (உண்டகலப) = plough
  • patraya podu (பட்றைய போடு) = sit and relax
  • nkokka makka (கோக்க மக்க) = collective term for cousin
  • kolara poitu va (கொல்லார போயிட்டு வா) = take care
  • posaketta paya (போசகட்ட பய) = useless fellow
  • seemennai (சீமை எண்ணை = சீம்மன்னை) = kerosene
  • imbutukandi (இம்புட்டுகூண்டு) = very little
  • roota kodukatha (ரூட்ட குடுக்காத) = Don't tell lie
  • vaiya porainga (வைய்யபோறாங்ங்க) = They will scold
  • athukaandithaan = For that only
  • ithukaandithaan (இதுகாண்டிதான்) = For this only
  • kudikaramattai (குடிக்கரமட்டை) = Drunkard
  • jaari (ஜாரி) = beautiful woman
  • aataya podu (ஆட்டைய போடு) = Steal,theft
  • yenney (அண்ணே) = Elder Brother
  • yekkah (எக்கோய்) = Elder Sister
  • podangoiyalu (போடா கொய்யால) = get out of my way
  • dubuku (டுபுக்கு) = fool
  • manda kanam (மண்டகனம்) = Headweight
  • soliya paaru (சோலிய பாரு) = Mind your business
  • lanthu (லந்து) = Kidding
  • alaparai (அலப்பறை) = fashionable
  • alumbu (அலும்பு) = Showy,showing proud
  • yelraya kootadha (ஏழரைய கூ்ட்டாத) = don't create a scene
  • aatum (ஆட்டும்) = ok
  • soodhanama iru (சூதானமா இரு) = be careful
  • kongapaya (கொங்காபைய) = ignorant
  • Kaavali (காவாலி) = waste fellow
  • Kalavaanee (கலவாணி) = theft
  • Vellaney (வெள்ளனே) = Early Morning
  • Paiyya (பையிய) = slow
  • Osakka (ஒசக்க) = Up
  • Seanthi = Loft
  • Yeni maram (ஏணி மரம்) = Ladder