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- Cultural center of Dravidians during ancient times; base of Chola Empire 10th-13th cen. & of Vijayanagara Kingdom 1335-1565; European colonization 1500s; area under control of Great Britain by early 19th cen.; autonomous province 1937; reorganized 1956. State of India.
- Thesaurus of Geographic Names (TGN)