Tamil (/ ˈ t æ m ɪ l /; தமிழ் Tamiḻ, 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 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.
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Malaysian government recognize Tamil as a minority language along with Chinese. The "national-type" school's medium of instruction is either in Tamil or Chinese. Mauritius: 72,089: Tamils are the first immigrants to Mauritius who were brought by French.
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Distribution Tamil Nadu. The use of Tanglish has been common in Chennai, possibly due in part to the use of English in education.Also, the influx to the city of speakers of other languages (such as Telugu, Gujarati, and Kannada) has increased the importance of English as the language that people have in common.
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The Tamil people, also known as Tamilar (Tamil: தமிழர், romanized: Tamiḻar, pronounced in the singular or தமிழர்கள், Tamiḻarkaḷ, [tamiɻaɾxaɭ] in the plural) or simply Tamils (/ ˈ t æ m ɪ l s /), are a Dravidian ethno-linguistic group who trace their ancestry to the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu, Union territory of Puducherry or to Sri Lanka.
A Reference Grammar of Classical Tamil Poetry. Philadelphia: The American Philosophical Society. ஹரால்டு எஃப் ஷிஃப்மன். (1998). "Standardization or restandardization: The case for 'Standard' Spoken Tamil". Language in Society 27, 359–385. ஹரால்டு எஃப் ஷிஃப்மன். (1999).
Tamil language, like other languages of south India, is one of the Dravidian languages. It is not related to the Indo-European languages of the north India. Although modern speakers of Tamil language use a number of words of Sanskrit and English, Tamil language has maintained its original classical character.