Tamil (/ ˈtæmɪl /; தமிழ் Tamiḻ [t̪amiɻ], pronunciation (help·info)) is a Dravidian language natively spoken by the Tamil people of India and Sri Lanka. Tamil is the official language of the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu, as well as two sovereign states, Sri Lanka and Singapore.
The Tamil people, also known as Tamilar (Tamil: தமிழர்,...
Kalaikkalanjiam (Tamil: Encyclopedia) is a universal encyclopedia in Tamil, published by the Tamil Development Academy, Chennai. The project was funded by the Union Government of India, the State Government of then Madras Presidency and many Tamil well wishers.
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From Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Tamil is a Dravidian language. It is spoken in the Tamil Nadu and Puducherry states of India and parts of Sri Lanka. Many people in Singapore and Malaysia also speak it.
Pages in category "Tamil language" The following 48 pages are in this category, out of 48 total. This list may not reflect recent changes ().
When India adopted national standards Tamil was the first language to be recognised as a classical language of India. As of 2001 census Tamil is spoken as the first language by nearly 90 per cent of the state's population followed by Telugu (5.65%), Kannada (1.67%), Urdu (1.51%), Malayalam (0.89%).
Language. Most Tamil Mauritians can read and write Tamil to some extent, but very few can speak it well. Most speak Mauritian Creole, which include many Tamil words. A Tamil magazine Pathirikai and a Tamil radio station Onex FM exist in Mauritius. Most cultural aspects and rituals can be seen in full-fledged manner.
List of countries where Tamil is an official language From Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The following is a list of sovereign states and territories where Tamil is an official or language of government.
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.
Etymology. The origin of the Sanskrit word drāviḍa is the word Tamiḷ. Kamil Zvelebil cites the forms such as dramila (in Daṇḍin's Sanskrit work Avanisundarīkathā) damiḷa (found in the Sri Lankan (Ceylonese) chronicle Mahavamsa) and then goes on to say, "The forms damiḷa/damila almost certainly provide a connection of dr(a/ā)viḍa" with the indigenous name of the Tamil language ...