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Vedic scholars as Sri Aurobindo have stated that the Dravidian and Sanskritic languages
have much more in common than has yet been admitted and appear to have
a common ancestor. Dravidian history does not contradict Vedic history
either. It credits the invention of the Tamil language, the oldest Dravidian
tongue, to the Rishi Agastya, one of the most prominent sages in the Rig Veda.
Dravidian kings historically have called themselves Aryans and trace
their descent through Manu (who in the Matsya Purana is regarded as originally a south Indian king). Apart
from language, moreover, both north and south India share a common religion and culture. Prior
to Vedic Sanskrit there may have been a language that was the basis of
both the Dravidian and Sanskritic languages in India.