Sarandip (سرندیپ) is ancient name of Shri Lanka.
The name stems from Serendip, an old name for Sri Lanka (aka Ceylon), from Persian Sarandīp (سرندیپ). Parts of Sri Lanka were under the rule of South Indian kings for extended periods of time in history. Kings of Tamil Nadu, India (Cheranadu) were called Chera Kings and deep means island, the island belonging to Chera King was called Cherandeep, hence called Sarandib by Arab traders.
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