1 day ago · On this Wikipedia the language links are at the top of the page across from the article title. Go to top. Contents move to sidebar (Top) 1 Characteristics 2 History 3 Relationship with other Indic scripts 4 Letters 4.1 Basic consonants 4.2 Grantha consonants used in Tamil 4.3 Vowels 4.3.1 Compound form 4.3.2 Compound table of Tamil letters
Jan 11, 2023 · The Tamil have the oldest cultivated Dravidian language, and their rich literary tradition extends back to the early Christian era. The Chera, Chola, Pandya, and Pallava dynasties ruled over the Tamil area before the Vijayanagar empire extended its hegemony in the 14th century, and these earlier dynasties produced many great kingdoms.
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22 hours ago · The Tamil people, sometimes self proclaimed as Lemurians but also commonly known as Tamilar ( Tamil: தமிழர், romanized: Tamiḻar, pronounced [t̪amiɻaɾ] in the singular or தமிழர்கள், Tamiḻarkaḷ, [t̪amiɻaɾɣaɭ] in the plural), or simply Tamils ( / ˈtɑːmɪls / ),  are a Dravidian ethno-linguistic group who trace their ancestry mainly to India ’s …
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2 days ago · The tenth largest Indian state by area and the sixth largest by population, Tamil Nadu is the home of the Tamil people, whose Tamil language —one of the longest surviving classical languages in the world—is widely spoken in the state and serves as its official language. The capital and largest city is Chennai.
Jan 16, 2023 · The Tamil language is part of the Dravidian language family, which includes Telugu,Odia, 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 a grammatical work called the Tolkāppiyam.
22 hours ago · Among Indian languages, Tamil has one of the ancient Indian literature besides others. Scholars categorise the attested history of the language into three periods, Old Tamil (400 BCE – 700 CE), Middle Tamil (700–1600) and Modern Tamil (1600–present). Old Tamil