Is mohenjo daro and harappa civilization belong to people who spoke Tamil?

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Ive recently read a book which says that the language used in those civilizations are similar to oolder form of tamil.
Is it true?
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  • Bob answered 3 years ago
It is quite possible. Harappan civilization was there much before the advent of the Aryans to India. It was the Aryans who brought Sanskrit which became the mother language of all present languages spoken in Northern part of the country. Such as Hindi, Marathi, Bengali etc.
So, before Aryans came , the people of whole India including harappa must have spoken any of the Dravidian languages. Tamil is the widely spoken Dravidian language . Hence it is quite possible that those people spoke Tamil or some what similar to Tamil. But it is sure that their script was not Tamil .
it is completely different as it could not be deciphered yet.

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  • Shanmugavel Murugeson answered 3 years ago
    Tamil language is one of the oldest classical languages of the world. Its origin can be traced to M&H civilization. City of Madurai in Tamilnadu in India is a well planned ancient city. M&H cities are planned in a similar manner. From the coincidence one can hold that M&H people spoke Tamil.

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  • Mohit answered 3 years ago
    linguistically they belong to proto-Dravidians. and today people who speak dravidian are settled in southern part of India and northern part of Sri lanka.

    however some indologist concludes that the uniformity of the Indus inscriptions precludes any possibility of widely different languages being used, and that an early form of Dravidian language must have been the language of the Indus people.
    However, the proto-Dravidian origin theory is far from established, and the Harappan language remains an unknown quantity, and there are a number of hypotheses: Proto-Dravidian, Proto-Munda (or Para-Munda) and a "lost phylum" (perhaps related or ancestral to the Nihali language) have been proposed as candidates.
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  • vss answered 3 years ago
    the script has not yet been deciphered. it may look similar to tamil but the fact that it has to be read to understand the people and their ways. bengali may look like gujarati but it does not mean that bengalis speak gujarati or vice versa right?
    so you cannot make such assumptions....
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  • bikash c answered 3 years ago
    not necessarily
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