Ancient custom of 'ululating':- during marriage [called kurava and vayi kurava; in kerala ] and similar noise made by Arab women of older generation on happy occasions and African tribes ;and the war whoops of red indian tribes in America - ;May be all due to ancient cultural contact

Thaali-kettu (Tying the thaali) - The bride is  escorted by her aunt or mother to the mandapam to thesound of the nadaswarams and is made to stand facing to the east, with the groom facing her. At the auspicious moment set by the astrologer for the muhurtham (the most auspicious time), the groom ties the golden 'thaali' which is strung from a yellow thread around the bride's neck and this is accompanied by a special beating of drums (Ketti melam) and the ceremonial->                   ululating sounds made by women (Vai kurava)
                       same kurava noise made by an arab woman of older generation:-

                                               and  in Africa


The Second Battle of Adobe Walls, which took place June 27, 1874, in West Texas, precipitated the end of the INDIAN wars ;WARRIORS CHARGED AT FULL SPEED TOWARDS ADOBE WALLS ULULATING THEIR WAR WHOOPS

In ancient times

In ancient EGYPTReference to ululation appears on the inscription of the PYRAMID TEXTS of PEPI in the Spells for Entering the AKHET . In ancient Greece ululation or ololuge was normally used as a joyful expression to celebrate good news or when an animal's throat is cut during sacrifice . However, in AESCHYLUS AGAMEMNON, along being an expression of joy, it is also used for fury , and in SOPHOCLE'S ELECTRA it is employed as an expression of grief . Homer mentions ololuge (ululation) in his works . HERODOTUS too, mentions ululation in North Africa (where it is still practiced