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Tot population
c. 75.8 million[1]
Regions wi signeeficant populations
 Indie60,793,814 (2001)[2]
 Sri Lanka3,135,770 (2012)[3]
 Singapore188,591 (2010)[4]
for others see Tamil diaspora
Predominantly: Minorities:
Relatit ethnic groups

The Tamil fowk (Tamilதமிழர், tamiẓar (singular) ? [t̪ɐmɪɻɐɾ], or Tamilதமிழர்கள், tamiẓarkaḷ (plural) ? [t̪ɐmɪɻɐɾxɐɭ]), an aa kent as Tamilians,[7][8][9] Tamilans,[10][11][12] or simply Tamils, are an ethnic group wha speak Tamil as thair mither tongue an trace thair auncestry tae the Indie state o Tamil Nadu, the Indie Union territory o Puducherry, or the Northren, Eastren Province an Puttalam Destrict[13] o Sri Lanka.[14] Tamil fowk wi a population o approximately 76 million livin aroond the warld are ane o the lairgest an auldest o the exeestin ethno-lingueestic cultural groups o fowk in the modren warld.[15]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Tamil at Ethnologue (19t ed., 2016)
  2. "Scheduled Languages in descending order of speaker's strength - 2001". Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India.
  3. "Census of Population and Housing of Sri Lanka, 2012 - Table A3: Population by district, ethnic group and sex" (PDF). Department of Census and Statistics, Sri Lanka.
  4. "Basic Demographic Characteristics: Table 6 Indian Resident Population by Age Group, Dialect Group and Sex". Census of Population 2010 Statistical Release 1: Demographic Characteristics, Education, Language and Religion. Department of Statistics, Singapore.
  5. Maloney, Clarence, Maldives People, retrieved 22 June 2008
  6. Kshatriya, G.K. (1995), "Genetic affinities of Sri Lankan populations", Human Biology, 67 (6): 843–66, PMID 8543296
  7. Livemint Wall Street Journal. (2015). The psychology of a Matunga Tamilian.
  8. Ethnographic Chicago. (2008). Considering College Students and Ethiopian and Tamilian Immigrants Missiologically. Chicago Metropolitan Baptist Association.
  9. Entertainment News. (2016). Tamilian Wins Oscar for Science and Technology. Anushree Madhavan. The New Indian Express. Retrieved 9 February 2016.
  10. All Tamilans were declared enemies like the Kurds in today's Turkey. Sezgin Tanrıkulu"CHP deputy chairman: Gov't employing 'Sri Lanka model' in Southeast with curfews". www.todayszaman.com.
  11. Tamilans living in Jaipur remained anxious as their homeland witnessed heavy rain causing major floods."Control room will be set up to help kin of TN flood victims". www.indiatimes.com.
  12. Tamil people (also called Tamils, Tamilans or Tamilians), are an ethnic group native to Tamil Nadu, a state in India and the northeastern region of Sri Lanka."World Tamil Economic Conference and Tamil Diaspora Meet in Chennai", www.nritoday.net
  13. Manual of the Puttalam District of the North-Western Province of Ceylon (1908), Frank Modder, p.55.
  14. Minahan, James (2012). Ethnic Groups of South Asia and the Pacific: An Encyclopedia. ABC-CLIO. ISBN 978-1-59884-659-1.
  15. N. Subrahmanian (1996). The Tamils: Their History, Culture, and Civilization. 36. Institute of Asian studies. pp. 150–158.