Tamil leid

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தமிழ் Tamil
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Pronunciation [t̪ɐmɨɻ]; Aboot this soond pronunciation 
Spoken natively in Indie
Sri Lanka
Ethnicity Tamil fowk
Native speakers 70 million  (2007)[1]
8 million L2 speakers in Indie (na date)[2]
Leid faimlie
Early forms:
Writin seestem Tamil alphabet (Brahmic)
Arwi Script (Abjad)
Tamil Braille (Bharati)
Tamil-Brahmi (historical)
Vatteluttu (historical)
Pallava (historical)
Kolezhuthu (historical)
Grantha (historical)
Laitin script (informal)
Offeecial status
Offeecial leid in

 Sri Lanka

Recognised minority leid in  Malaysie[6]
Template:Kintra data Sooth Africa[8]
Leid codes
ISO 639-1 ta
ISO 639-2 tam
ISO 639-3 Variously:
tam – Modern Tamil
oty – Old Tamil
ptq – Pattapu Bhashai
Linguist Leet oty Old Tamil
Linguasphere 49-EBE-a
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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 (16th 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