Back home, the meaning for that word was "hang/hanging". Now, i was perplexed and wondered if my friend was sarcastically referring to the PC that hangs often^^. Looking at my puzzled look, she understood that something was wrong. Then after a hearty laugh, she clarified that she was referring to the PC at the end of the row!!!
So in Malaysian Tamil dialect, thongal = last:)
Some other terms that I've caught up are:
|English||Chennai Tamil||Malaysian Tamil|
|Is that so||Apdiya||Aamava|
|Had your breakfast?||Kaale tiffen aacha?||Pasiyariyacha?|