Why do northIndians call South Indians MADRASII

@amrithgk (162)
India
January 8, 2007 5:53am CST
It is a common pattern among Indians in nothern states to call south Indias 'Madraasii'. y is it so? South Indian dont call them any niknames.
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@mvsrao (4370)
• India
8 Jan 07
in the pre independence days , many people travelled from Madras to northen parts of India . As the most of the other people are from Madras , the northen people called them Madrasis . This name still exists today even after we have four south Indian states , viz., Andhara Pradesh , Karnataka , Kerala , Tamilnadu .