Tamil languageEncylopedia Britannica Literature in all Dravidian languages owes a great deal to Sanskritthe magic wand whose touch raised each of the languages from a level of patois to that of a literary idiom. In Tamil was declared a classical language of Indiameaning that it met three criteria: In the early 21st century more than 66 million people were Tamil speakers.
According to the Indian census, there were According to censuses, there were just over 3 million Tamils in Sri Lanka, and 1. The total number of Tamil speakers is about Tamil at a glance Native name: Tamil language, Southern Number of speakers: Tamil is used as a language of education in Malaysia and Singapore.
Tamil was originally written with a version of the Brahmi script known as Tamil Brahmi.
In the 6th century during the Pallava dynasty ADa new script for Tamil, known as the Chola-Pallava script, was devised. During the next few centuries the modern Tamil script evolved from the Chola-Pallava script.
During the 19th century the Tamil script was simplified to make it easier to typeset. Further simplifications in the 20th century included the regularisation of vowel markers. During the 19th century, attempts were made to create a written version of the colloquial spoken language.
Nowadays the colloquial written language appears mainly in school books and in passages of dialogue in fiction.
Tamil is also written with a version of the Arabic script known as Arwi by Tamil-speaking muslims. Notable features Type of writing system: Some of the non-standard consonant-vowel combinations are not used in official documents.
The alphabet was originally written on palm leaves. As a result, the letters are made up mainly of curved strokes which did not rip the leaves.
They are not considered part of the standard Tamil alphabet. Numerals The numerals rarely appear in modern Tamil texts.
Hear recording of this text by Muralikrishnan Ramasamy Translation All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.the language of the Tamils and the official language of the state of Tamil Nadu in southeastern India.
Tamil is also spoken in northern and eastern Sri Lanka and in Malaysia and other countries of Southeast Asia.
There are more than 44 million speakers of Tamil (, estimate). Tamil belongs to the. the language of the Tamils and the official language of the state of Tamil Nadu in southeastern India.
Tamil is also spoken in northern and eastern Sri Lanka and in Malaysia and other countries of Southeast Asia. There are more than 44 million speakers of Tamil (, estimate). Tamil belongs to the. Tamil alphabet, pronunciation and language - Omniglot: Tamil.
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Tamil language: Tamil language, member of the Dravidian language family, spoken primarily in India. It is the official language of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu and the union territory of Puducherry. It is also an official language in Sri Lanka and Singapore and has additional speakers in Malaysia, Mauritius, Fiji, and South Africa.
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