Why name it Serendip?

In the last month, I’ve been introducing the concept and community behind Serendip to a lot of people and often people want to know why I picked that name. Here goes …

Serendip is the old Persian name for Sri Lanka, which is where I am from. When the Moors landed on the island (approximately 300 AD), the island was called “Cheran Theevu” (The Isle of Cherans) by Tamil/Malayalam speaking Indians. The Moors mispronounced the name and called it Serendip.

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