Resource: iso639-3/oty

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rdfs:commentAn extinct language of Southern India, Old Tamil began to be used as a literary language around 300 BC, and was written in an adaptation of the Ashokan Southern Brahmi script. It continued to be used as a literary language into the first half of the 1st millennium. An early grammar of the language, Tolkappiyam, is extant. This language is the ancestor not just of Tamil, but also of Malayālam, which broke off from Tamil after this period. 300 BC -- 500 AD. ('en' language string)
rdfs:labelOld Tamil ('en' language string)
Tamil, Old ('en' language string)
lvont:iso639P3PCodeoty (string)
skos:prefLabelOld Tamil ('en' language string) 2008-2016 Gerard de Melo.   Contact   Data Sources   Legal Information / Imprint