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Tamil language: Dravidian language
Tamil is a Dravidian language predominantly spoken by the Tamil people of India and Sri Lanka, and by the Tamil diaspora and Sri Lankan Muslims. Tamil is an official language in three countries: India, Sri Lanka and Singapore. In India, it is the official language of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu and the Union Territory of Puducherry. Furthermore, Tamil is used as one of the languages of education in Malaysia, along with English, Malay and Mandarin. 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 one of the 22 scheduled languages of India.

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Tamil filmmaker turned grocery seller helps needy in Chennai [Video]

Tamil filmmaker turned grocery seller helps needy in Chennai

Coronavirus and lockdown have impacted lives on all fronts. Amid the crisis, Tamil film director Anand turned into a grocery shop owner. Due to crisis, his several projects have been put on hold. The..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 02:04Published

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A Tamil asylum seeker family detained on Christmas Island have won a legal battle in the Federal Court.
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A Sydney teenager has addressed the UN, criticising Australia's detention of two sick Tamil refugees

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Rallies planned across Australia to bring Tamil family home

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