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Tamils: Ethnic group
The Tamil people, also known as Tamilians, Tamilar, Thamizhar, or simply Tamils, are an ethnic group who speak the Tamil language as their mother tongue and trace their ancestry to Southern India and north-eastern Sri Lanka. Tamils, with a population of around 76 million and with a documented history stretching back over 2,000 years, are one of the largest and oldest extant ethnolinguistic groups in the modern world. Tamils constitute 5.9% of the population in India, 15% in Sri Lanka, 6% in Mauritius, 7% in Malaysia and 5% in Singapore.

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Tamil Biloela family told to get comfortable in detention ahead of long wait

A Tamil family fighting deportation has been told to get used to detention on Christmas Island ahead of a Federal Court trial over their future.
SBS - Published

Tamil family told to get used to detention

A Tamil family fighting deportation has been told to get used to detention on Christmas Island ahead of a Federal Court trial over their future.
SBS - Published

Tamil family stuck in jail-like conditions as judge considers decision

The future of a Tamil family fighting deportation could be decided with a court considering a daughter's right to apply for a protection visa.
SBS - Published

Case of detained Tamil family due in court

The latest legal chapter in the case of a Tamil family, held in detention on Christmas Island, is due to play out in a Melbourne court.
SBS - Published

'Sri Lanka not safe for Tamils': Refugee group sounds alarm on deportation

The Biloela Tamil family could be sent back to Sri Lanka as early as Friday.
SBS - Published

'Let them stay': Melbourne protesters call to save Queensland Tamil family

Protesters addressed the demonstration to speak about how the Tamils from Biloela, in central Queensland, were suffering while in detention and could be at risk of deportation.
The Age - Published

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