Madurai Tamil (மதுரை தமிழ்), known as Madurai Bashai, is the dialect of Tamil spoken in the region of Madurai and over a vast geographical area of South Tamil Nadu, the area once ruled by the Pandiya kings. It differs substantially from Nellai Tamil, a region which was also part of the Pandiya domain.[1][2]

Region of Madurai Tamil

The common dialect has made the term Madurai refer to a much larger area than it actually is. It is not uncommon for people from any of the above cities to introduce themselves as people of Madurai.

Words of Madurai Tamil


  1. ^ "Madurai Tamil Words | Slang of Madurai – TamilNadu – India". Retrieved 15 June 2022.
  2. ^ "It was difficult to pick up the Madurai slang - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 15 June 2022.