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Tamil

(tăm`ĭl), Dravidian language of India. See Dravidian languagesDravidian languages
, family of about 23 languages that appears to be unrelated to any other known language family. The Dravidian languages are spoken by more than 200 million people, living chiefly in S and central India and N Sri Lanka.
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Tamil

1. a member of a mixed Dravidian and Caucasoid people of S India and Sri Lanka
2. the language of this people: the state language of Tamil Nadu, also spoken in Sri Lanka and elsewhere, belonging to the Dravidian family of languages
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The Prime Minister has denied to meet Tamil Nadu all-party delegation and has rather advised to meet the concerned Minister.
At a function held in Dr MGR Janaki College of Arts and Science in Chennai on Thursday, the statue was formally handed over to Prakash M Swamy, president of America Tamil Sangam who is assisting the installation of the statue in New York and co-sponsor of the event to be held in May by Dr VG Santosam.
The Sri Lankan Tamil refugees are reluctant to return because they are uncertain about having a home, adequate transportation, Tamil-based education system, or health care facilities in the Tamil majority areas.
Police spokesman ASP Ruwan Gunasekera said that since the Tamil Tigers are still banned in Sri Lanka, public events cannot be held in support of its leaders or the organization.
With over 700 engineering colleges churning close to two lakh engineers every year, Tamil Nadu ranks second for employment generation.
Sri Lanka's Tamils share close cultural and religious ties with millions of Tamils in India's southern state of Tamil Nadu.
The Tamil Language project was coordinated and acknowledged by the Mozilla Foundation.
Regarding military conflicts between Tamil and Sinhalese kings, it has to be viewed as an attempt to bring about territorial expansion, and not as a conflict between the Sinhalese and the Tamils.
Muralitharan, ironically a Sri Lankan Tamil himself, criticized the IPL's decision.
It is routine for theatres and multiplexes to suspend screening of Tamil movies whenever tension between the two states escalates over the sharing of Cauvery river water.
A strong sense of discrimination eventually led to the civil war from 1983 to 2009 between the Sri Lankan government forces and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).
Tamil Studies Conference (3d: 2008: Toronto, Canada) Ed.