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Yavanar referred to the Westerners, including the Greeks, Romans and West Asian people.
• The Greeks and Romans were well known to Tamils during the BC era.
• Greeks and Romans were called by a common term ‘Yavanar’ in Tamil.
• These travelers commenced their voyages from the Ionian Sea near Greece, and they were named ‘Ionavar’.
• The etymology evolves like this Ionia-----Ionavar-----Yavanar.
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