What's that Tamil hashtag doing trending on Twitter?
news Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 05:30
The News Minute | February 19, 2015 | 01.20 pm IST Hashtags in Indian languages have been around for a long time. However, days after Jaihind(in hindi) made it as the first Hindi hashtag to trend on Twitter after the high -tension India-Pakistan World Cup 2015 cricket match, another hashtag this time in Tamil found its way to the top of trends. The #родрооро┐ро┤рпНро╡ро╛ро┤рпНроХ┬аhashtag (Tamil Vazhaga) started trending with Tamil lovers picking up the trend on the social media site.┬а Even though Indians have been tweeting in local languages for a long time now, the hashtag option for native scripts was recognised on a large scale only after the cricket watch . Twitter had earlier updated its features to allow hashtags in a number of indian languages other than Hindi and Tamil. Politician M Karunanidhi , well-known for his Tamil poetry, wrote some beautiful lines which roughly translates to - Even if the enemy wants to drink your blood, it is a Tamilian's duty to treat them with respect and honour.┬а Tamil Vazhaga ! роЙропро┐ро░рпИропрпЗ роХрпБроЯро┐роХрпНроХ ро╡роирпНрод роОродро┐ро░ро┐ропрпЗ роЖропро┐ройрпБроорпН роЙро░ро┐роп рооро░ро┐ропро╛родрпИ роЕро│ро┐рокрпНрокродрпБродро╛ройрпН роЗроирпНрод (родрооро┐ро┤рпН) роорогрпНрогрпБроХрпНроХрпЗ роЪрпКроирпНродрооро╛рой рокрогрпНрокро╛роЯрпБ.#родрооро┐ро┤рпНро╡ро╛ро┤рпНроХ тАФ KalaignarKarunanidhi (@kalaignar89) February 17, 2015 many Twitters ask What is this Top trend #родрооро┐ро┤рпНро╡ро╛ро┤рпНроХ? Dear friends We Tamils we just hails our mother Tongue literally means-Long Live Tamil тАФ роЕроЯ роЖроЪрпНроЪро░ро┐ропроХрпНроХрпБро▒ро┐ (@tamilFacts) February 18, 2015 Wah re Wah! A non-English hashtag trending on Twitter India! Impressed. #родрооро┐ро┤рпНро╡ро╛ро┤рпНроХ тАФ Anahita Mukherji (@Newspaperwalli) February 18, 2015 :) .@TFU_Kannan Happy & proud to see our Tamil, one of the oldest languages trending on top in India! #родрооро┐ро┤рпНро╡ро╛ро┤рпНроХ :) тАФ Raheel Khursheed (@Raheelk) February 18, 2015 After Seeing So Many Stupid Hashtags (Movie, Fan Fights) Trending at the Top, so Happy to See #родрооро┐ро┤рпНро╡ро╛ро┤рпНроХ Trending at the No.1 Position :) тАФ Ashok (@AshokRaghavan) February 18, 2015