Malay: mulbar

WannaBFluent

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Hi,
I have heard that Malays (at least Sri Lankan Malays) says 'mulbar' for 'Tamil'. Do you know what is the origin of the word 'mulbar'?
Thank you.
 
  • WannaBFluent

    Senior Member
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    Probably! It may come from the word 'Malabar' used by Westeners to talk about south Indians which also gave the word 'malbar'

    Thanks!
     
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