Do they speak Tamil in India?

Is Tamil widely spoken in India?

The roots of the Tamil language are associated with the Dravidian language. Although, it is the official language of both Singapore and Sri Lanka and is also a widely spoken language in India. 6.90 crore people speak Tamil in the country.

How many Tamil are in India?

States of India by Tamil speakers

State/territory 1981 census 2011 census
Tamil pop. % of Tamil
Tamil Nadu 41,045,591 92.36%
Karnataka 1,385,313 3.06%
Puducherry 534,560 1.59%

Which country speak Tamil most?

Tamil is the 20th most spoken language in the world. Tamil language speakers make approximately 1.06% of the world population.

Sovereign states.

Country Region Tamil-speaking population
Sri Lanka Asia 5,007,003

Which is the bad language in India?

India’s Karnataka state says it plans to send a legal notice to Google after it showed the state’s official language as the “ugliest language in India”. A Google search with these keywords on Thursday showed Kannada as the top result.

Is Tamil the mother of all languages?

“Tamil is not only an international language, it is like a mother of all languages in the world,”‘ he said. Tamil scholar Devaneya Pavanar had established that Tamil is the primary classical language of the world, he said. … Hence, Tamil has the status of the mother tongue in the world,” the CM said.

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What caste are Tamils?

There is no specific and separate caste for Tamil people or people of Tamil Nadu (People whose mother tongue is Tamil). Caste as a social institution divides the Hindus vertically as inferior and superior castes and [forces] them to strictly adhere to certain [arbitrary] rules which are in violation of human rights.

What race are Tamil?

Tamils are ethnically, linguistically and culturally related to the other Dravidian peoples of South Asia. There are an estimated 74 million Tamils around the world.

Why are Tamils in Sri Lanka?

The Indian Tamils (or Hill Country Tamils) are descendants of bonded labourers sent from Tamil Nadu to Sri Lanka in the 19th century to work on tea plantations. Most Sri Lankan Tamils live in the Northern and Eastern provinces and in the capital Colombo, and most Indian Tamils live in the central highlands.

What religion do Tamils follow?

Hinduism is the most common religion for Tamils (both Indian and Sri Lankan) and this paper focuses on one popular branch of Hinduism known as Saivism. Followers of Saivism are called Saivites and believe that Lord Shiva is the preeminent god.