Pandya dynasty

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Extent of the Pandya Territories c. 1250 C.E.
Official language Tamil
Capitals Korkai
Government Monarchy
Preceding state Unknown
Succeeding states Delhi Sultanate, Nayak, Vijayanagar

The Pandyan kingdom பாண்டியர் was an ancient Tamil state in South India of unknown antiquity. Pandyas were one of the three ancient Tamil kingdoms (Chola and Chera being the other two) who ruled the Tamil country from pre-historic times until end of the 15th century. They ruled initially from Korkai, a sea port on the southern most tip of the Indian peninsula, and in later times moved to Madurai.