Tamil Courses

Tamil Language

A South Dravidian language; spoken c. 50 million people in Tamil Nadu (official language since 1956); also the language of c. 4 million in northern Sri Lanka; Tamil speakers also scattered through South East Asia, Indonesia, Polynesia (Fiji), South Africa and Guyana. Broadly distinguished into Literary Tamil and Colloquial Tamil; Literary Tamil is further subdivided into Classical Tamil and Modern Standard Literary Tamil e.g. used in radio and TV.

CLASSIFICATION = Dravidian languages SCRIPT = Tamil alphabet