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Facts about Tamil[edit | edit source]

  • Language code (ISO 639-3): tam
  • Autonyms (how to write "Tamil" in Tamil): தமிழ்
  • Other names for "Tamil": Damulian, Tamal, Tamalsan, Tambul, Tamili
  • The Tamil language is spoken in: India

Tamil is a Dravidian language natively spoken by the Tamil people of South Asia. Tamil is an official language of the sovereign nations of Sri Lanka and Singapore, the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, and the Union Territory of Puducherry. Tamil is spoken by significant minorities in the four other South Indian states of Kerala, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana and the Union Territory of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. It is also spoken by the Tamil diaspora found in many countries, including Malaysia, Myanmar, South Africa, United Kingdom, United States, Canada, Australia and Mauritius. Tamil is also natively spoken by Sri Lankan Moors.

One of 22 scheduled languages in the Constitution of India, Tamil was the first to be classified as a classical language of India and is one of the longest-surviving classical languages in the world.

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Tamil Dictionaries[edit | edit source]

Kapruka: Tamil-English & Sinhala-English (+ audio)

Tamildict: Tamil-English dictionary & Tamil-German

Tamicube: Tamil-English dictionary

Goethe-Verlag: Tamil-English common phrases & illustrated vocabulary (+ audio)

Tamil moli akarathi: Tamil dictionary by Kathiraiver Pillai (1928)

Tamil lexicon: published by the University of Madras (1924-1936) + other version

Tamil and English dictionary by Johann Philipp Fabricius (1972)

Core vocabulary for Tamil by David McAlpin (1981)

Anglo-Tamil dictionary by Peter Percival (1867)

Comprehensive Tamil and English dictionary of high and low Tamil by Miron Winslow (1862)

English and Tamil dictionary by Joseph Knight & Levi Spaulding (1852)

English and Tamil dictionary, Manuel lexikon for schools, by Joseph Knight, Levi Spaulding & Samuel Hutchings (1844)

Phrasebook by P. Ramasawmy (1854)

Classified collection of Tamil proverbs with translation into English, by Herman Jensen (1897)

Tamil proverbs with their English translation, by Peter Percival (1874)

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Free Tamil Lessons[edit | edit source]

Language Exchange[edit | edit source]

Forum[edit | edit source]

Tools[edit | edit source]

Marketplace[edit | edit source]

Tamil Online Virtual Keyboard[edit | edit source]


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