Hi Paula – While the Amish reside throughout eastern and southern Lancaster County, you’ll probably want to start your visit in either Intercourse or Bird-in-Hand , which are only five miles apart along Route 340 east of Lancaster city. From there you can take a local guided tour or an Amish buggy ride to learn more about our Amish neighbors. Tour guides will be able to point you to other communities that might be of interest to you. (Our Amish Attractions page gives other resources you might find helpful.) You’ll find our directory of Lancaster County campgrounds here. Hope you enjoy your visit!
See James W. Gair and S. Suseendirarajah,
International Journal of Dravidian Linguistics (Trivandrum)
10, (Jun 1981) 370-384
See phonetic changes in tamilization and regional differences in Tamil.
South Indian Tamil place names often have endings not found in
Sri Lanka's North and East, because SL place names are mostly
derived from Sinhala place names.
Tamil Nadu and Offical Tamil Place names and language Politics. In Tamil Nadu, south India, the population is 60% Tamil speaking, and in 1997 the State government passed a law requiring the use of tamil place names.
Also, Tamil is the only official language even though Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada are large minority languages.
Tamil is also the official first language of instruction for all citizens of Tamil Nadu
South Indian Tamil place names often have endings not found in Sri lanka's North and
East, because SL place names are mostly derived from Sinhala place names.
see for South Indian Place names and references there-in.
See politics in place name changes in India
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