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Tamils: Ethnic group
The Tamil people, also known as Tamilar, Thamizhar or simply Tamils, are speakers of the Tamil language and trace their ancestry to the Indian state of Tamil Nadu or Sri Lanka. Tamils constitute 5.9% of the population in India, 15% in Sri Lanka, 6% in Mauritius, 7% in Malaysia and 5% in Singapore. 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.

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US Vice President candidate Kamala Harris' posters pop up in Tamil Nadu [Video]

US Vice President candidate Kamala Harris' posters pop up in Tamil Nadu

Poster of Kamala Harris were erected in her native place on August 18 ahead her nomination as presumptive Democratic vice president. Posters have pictures of Harris with a text in Tamilian script...

Credit: ANI     Duration: 02:14Published
70-yr-old training children in 'ancient martial arts' for free in Rameswaram [Video]

70-yr-old training children in 'ancient martial arts' for free in Rameswaram

Ganapathy Murugesan, a native of Sambai village in Rameswaram, is using his spare time to teach Silambam to children for free. He is teaching heroic games of Tamils, Silambam art as a defensive..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 01:45Published

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