Tamil (/ ˈtæmɪl /; தமிழ் Tamiḻ [t̪amiɻ], pronunciation (help·info)) is a Dravidian language natively spoken by the Tamil people of South Asia. Tamil is the official language of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, as well as two sovereign nations, Singapore and Sri Lanka.
The Tamil people, also known as Tamilar (Tamil: தமிழர்,...
The Tamil languages are the group of Dravidian languages most closely related to Tamil. In addition to Tamil itself, they are: Irula, Betta Kurumba, Yerukala, Eravallan, Kanikkaran, Muthuvan, Sholaga, Kaikadi, Sankethi. Arwi is not a separate language but a register of Tamil used by Muslims. It is written in the Arabic alphabet and contains ...
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The Tamil language is part of the Dravidian language family, which includes Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Malayalam. According to a survey, 1863 newspapers are published in the Tamil language only every day.. The oldest text found in Tamil is Tolkāppiyam. Tamil has a long literary history, and is spoken by almost 90 million people.
Tamil–Kannada is an inner branch (Zvelebil 1990:56) of the Southern Dravidian I (SDr I) subfamily of the Dravidian languages that include Tamil, Kannada and Malayalam. (There have been slight differences in the way Dravidian languages are grouped by various Dravidian linguists : See Subrahmanyam 1983, Zvelebil 1990, Krishnamurthi 2003).
The language of Sangam literature and Tolkappiyam. மதுரை: Madurai Publishing House. ஜி. யு. போப். (1862). First catechism of Tamil grammar: Ilakkana vinavitai – mutarputtakam. மதுரை: Public Instruction Press. ஜி. யு. போப். (1868).
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The Tamil-language film industry has produced and released over 5000 films since the release of its first sound film, Kalidas, in 1931. This is a master list of listings of films released from 1931 in the industry by decade of release. List of Tamil films of the 1930s
The Dravidian languages are a language family spoken by 220 million people, mainly in southern India and northern Sri Lanka, with pockets elsewhere in South Asia. Since the colonial era, there have been small but significant immigrant communities outside South Asia in Mauritius, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Britain, Australia, France, Canada, Germany and the United ...
It stands alongside Hindi and Bengali as one of the few languages with primary official language status in more than one Indian state.   Telugu is also a linguistic minority in the states of Odisha , Karnataka , Tamil Nadu , Kerala , Punjab , Chhattisgarh , Maharashtra and Andaman and Nicobar Islands .