A Collection of Tamil Computer Terminology words at Tamil Semmozhi Maanadu

A Collection of Computer Terminology words in Tamil at Tamil Semmozhi Maanadu
A collection of computer terminology in Tamil displayed at the Internet Exhibition at the World Classical Tamil Conference(Ulaga Tamil Semmozhi Maanadu) in Coimbatore on Friday

After typing on the madikkanini, the penachchemippam is taken out to save the tharavu. Wondering what is all this?

These are the Tamil equivalents of computer terms in English. The first means laptop, the second pen drive and third data. To make computers easier and friendlier to the Tamil populace, a list of Tamil equivalents of computer terms has been placed at the Tamil Internet Exhibition at the Tami Semmozhi Maanadu, Coimbatore.

There are more than 200 terms which have been classified into six categories. The first is General or Podhu, the second Office Applications or Aluvalaga Payanpaadugal, the third Internet or Inaiyam, the fourth Network or Pinaiyam, the fifth Database or Tharavuththalam and the last Programming or niralakkam.

The list draws a lot of people, some of who even memorise the Tamil terms. S. Ganesamoorthy of Madurai appreciates the efforts taken to translate the words and list the same.

“I find it interesting and informative. But then it could have been better if visitors were given a handbook to carry home the information.” Many visitors placed similar demands.

And reading the list makes everybody a Tamil-literate valaivaasi (netizen).



  1. Anonymous

    useless fellows can only invent words for computer terms but they put in no efforts in inventing anything new in computer. Internet, database, pendrive all was invented by English speaking people & not by tamilans.. so do something first & then talk about tamil.

  2. Anonymous

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Tamil_people. To the 'anonymous' person, who called tamils as useless fellows. Please go the website I have posted here. You will understand the contribution of tamils in the field of education, politics, science, literature etc etc etc….. Also, when we say tamils, it includes the tamil diaspora of this world irrespective of caste, creed, religion etc… I hope, we the next generation should stop distinguishing people on their caste and creed and just look at their achievements and hard work. Let us also ignore those evil forces which try to divide us on caste lines for their own benefit ( politics and money making)……… From a true Indian.

  3. Anonymous

    dei, central govt spending money for military like bofors scam etc. if rajiv was not assasinated for other reasons by ltte, you think we would know about bofors scam. central govt is far worse so what karunanidhi doing for tamil and tamil is much appreciable.

    nee ennathan sonnalum ennoda manasu marathu. you will support brahmin jeya only so dont even read these articles which are about karuna and tamil okva.

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