Tamil leid

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Tamil
தமிழ் Tamil
Word Tamil.svg
Pronunciation [t̪ɐmɨɻ]; About this sound pronunciation 
Native tae Indie
Sri Lanka
Ethnicity Tamil fowk
Native speakers
70 million (2007)[1]
8 million L2 speakers in Indie (na date)[2]
Early forms
Tamil alphabet (Brahmic)
Arwi Script (Abjad)
Tamil Braille (Bharati)
Tamil-Brahmi (historical)
Vatteluttu (historical)
Pallava (historical)
Kolezhuthu (historical)
Grantha (historical)
Laitin script (informal)
Signed Tamil
Offeecial status
Offeecial leid in

 Sri Lanka
 Singapore
 Indie:

Recognised minority
leid in
Leid codes
ISO 639-1 ta
ISO 639-2 tam
ISO 639-3 Variously:
tam – Modern Tamil
oty – Old Tamil
ptq – Pattapu Bhashai
oty Old Tamil
Glottolog tamil1289  Modern Tamil[9]
oldt1248  Old Tamil[10]
Linguasphere 49-EBE-a
Idioma tamil.png
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The Tamil leid is a Dravidian leid spaik bi the Tamil fowk in the Indie subcontinent. It haes offeecial status in Indie, Sri Lanka an Singapore. In Indie, it is the offeecial leid o the state o Tamil Nadu, an it wis the first Indie leid tae be cried a clessical leid bi the Indian govrenment in 2004. Tamil leetaratur dates back 2000 years, the earliest records datin back tae the thrid century BC. Tamil leetaratur frae the first century BC an the seicont century AD haes been fand in Egyp an Thailand. It haes atweesh 68 an 77 million spaekers warld-wide.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Mikael Parkvall, "Världens 100 största språk 2007" (The World's 100 Largest Languages in 2007), in Nationalencyklopedin
  2. Tamil leid at Ethnologue (16t ed., 2009)
  3. "Official languages of Tamil Nadu", Tamil Nadu Government, archived frae the oreeginal on 21 October 2012, retrieved 1 Mey 2007 
  4. "Report of the Commissioner for Linguistic Minorities in India: 50th report (delivered to the Lokh Sabha in 2014)" (PDF). National Commissioner for Linguistic Minorities, Ministry of Minority Affairs, Government of India. p. 155. Retrieved 8 Juin 2017. 
  5. "Languages in Andaman and Nicobar Islands". Retrieved 7 August 2017. 
  6. School languages, LINGUAMON, archived frae the oreeginal on 2 September 2015, retrieved 26 Mairch 2016 
  7. Tamil on Mauritian Currency, TVARAJ.COM, retrieved 7 October 2014 
  8. Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996 - Chapter 1: Founding Provisions - South African Government
  9. Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Modern Tamil". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  10. Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Old Tamil". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.