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  • Who: a compound 'word' of 195 Sanskrit characters

  • What: Longest word

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Lengthy concatenations and some compound, agglutinative and nonce words can be written in the closed-up style of a single word. The longest known example is a compound 'word' of 195 Sanskrit characters (transliterating to 428 letters in the Roman alphabet) describing the region near Kanci, Tamil Nadu, India, which appears in a 16th-century work by Tirumalãmbã, Queen of Vijayangara.

 

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