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The North and East of Sri Lanka were populated by people who were largely Sinhala-speaking Buddhists till about the 12th century. See Achchankulam (Mannarama [Mannar} district ) ATTANAVAEVA, ⚓name Meaning: There is no "achchan" listed in the usual Tamil dictionaries and Lexicons; however, close forms like 'accan' may be listed.
The place names in the whole country were mostly Sinhala names. 'Achchan' means "brother", (also father etc.) in Malayalam, and may be the source of the sinhala slang word "machang".
The plant as a whole is a narcotic, and the Tamil name "Ummaththai" is probably derived from the Sanskrit/Pali word which means (causing) "madness", or "ummmada" in Sinhala. "Athuru" mean "nearby" in the present context (also, it may in other contexts mean "supplementary", or "inter-mediating").
"Eliya" implies an "open place", a "cleared place", or a region held as a "common". hist: Ancient Buddhist shrine and Dagoba, referred to by de Queyroz Map map Achchuveli, Achuvely (Yapanaya) ATHURUVAELLA ⚓name The etymology of this place-name is similar to that given in preceding discussions. This name is often found in southern maritime areas in SL.
It should be noted that race or ethnicity , as understood today was of little consequence in ancient times, when it was the caste that was most important. Velu Pillai in Yalpana Vaibhava Kaumudi devotes a whole chapter to Sinhala place names in Jaffna.
The Brahma was believed to have created "castes" and not ethnicities. Buddhism flourished in South India during the time of Buddhagosha (author of Visuddhi-magga); and Lanka too had Buddhist Tamils as a small but important minority, with many of them resident in Anuradhapura. Here we focus on the old Sinhala names of the tamilized Place names in the North and East.
Jayakumar, and also Mahadevan have discussed 2nd BCE Sinhala influences extending into South India itself.Free Safe Porn is a very useful secure porn resource list.