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  Tamil language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Tamil is the first language of the majority in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, and in northern and northeastern Sri Lanka.
Tamil is the official language of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, and is one of 22 nationally recognised languages under the Indian Constitution.
Tamil is a phonetic language and is subject to well-defined rules of elision and euphony.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Tamil_language   (4014 words)

 Tamil people - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The late MG Ramachandran, the Tamil film star, former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu and founder of the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam, was an Indian born to Malayalee parents from Sri Lanka.
Tamil literature is of considerable antiquity, and the language was recently recognised as a classical language by the government of India.
Tamil sculpture is usually worked with bronze (using the lost wax technique) or stone (usually associated with temples), and surviving pieces date from the 7th century onwards.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Tamil_people   (5951 words)

 Tamil   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Tamil is spoken as a native language by between 35 and 55 million people in southeast India and north Sri Lanka, and in emigrant communities in South Africa, Singapore and Malaysia, Germany and Mauritius among others.
It is the language spoken by tamilians, the inhabitants of Tamil Nadu.
Tamil is one of the four oldest languages in the world - Latin, Greek, Tamil and Sanscrit.
www.flw.com /languages/tamil.htm   (106 words)

 OHCHR: Tamil () - Universal Declaration of Human Rights   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Tamil is one of the major languages of southern India.
It is spoken principally in the state of Tamil Nadu (formerly Madras), located on the eastern coast and extending down to the southernmost tip of the Indian subcontinent.
Tamil is the oldest and most richly developed of the Dravidian languages.
www.unhchr.ch /udhr/lang/tcv.htm   (157 words)

 Tamil History  - தமிழ் வரலாறு, ...
It was during this period that the Tamil bards composed the masterpieces in Tamil literature.....
A Tamil version of the journal was edited by Maraimalai Atikal whose writings gave a new sense of cohesion to the Tamil people - a cohesion which was derived from the rediscovery of their ancient literature and the rediscovery of their ancient religion.
It was a Tamil nationalism which eventually found expression in the formation of the Ilankai Thamil Arasu Katchi led by S.J.V.Chelvanayakam in 1949 and later in the 1970s in the Tamil armed resistance movement, led today by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam and Velupillai Pirabaharan.
www.tamilnation.org /heritage   (5576 words)

 Web Site for Learning and Teaching Tamil
This is a project of the Penn Language Center and is funded partially by a grant from the Consortium for Language Teaching and Learning, with the joint participation of Tamil-teaching faculty at the Universities of Chicago, Cornell, and Pennsylvania.
Tamil verbs are classified into six different groups based on how they form tense.
This is a reference grammar of Spoken Tamil, with examples given in Tamil script and in transliteration.
ccat.sas.upenn.edu /plc/tamilweb   (756 words)

 Tamil alphabet, pronunciation and language
The Tamil alphabet is descended from the Brahmi script of ancient India.
Tamil, a Dravidian language spoken by around 52 million people in Indian, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Vietnam, Singapore, Canada, the USA, UK and Australia.
It is the first language of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, and is spoken by a significant minority of people (2 million) in north-eastern Sri Lanka.
www.omniglot.com /writing/tamil.htm   (328 words)

Tamil is my mother tongue and it is one of the olsest languages in the world.
Tamil was the language of bureaucracy, of literati and of culture for several centuries in Kerala.
If one analyses the continuos growth of Tamil language the perceivable truth is that there is little change in the formation of syntax both in the classical Tamil and the Tamil used in modern short stories.
www.eng.auburn.edu /users/dhavapr/id29.htm   (5991 words)

 Tamil Translation - Translate Tamil Language
Tamil's origins are independent of Sanskrit (which is from the Indo-European language family and the ancestor of many Indian languages), but it has borrowed a number of words from Sanskrit in recent centuries.
Tamil is one of the 22 official languages of India.
Dialects of Tamil identified by the Ethnologue are: Adi Dravida, Aiyar, Aiyangar, Arava, Burgandi, Kasuva, Kongar, Korava, Korchi, Madrasi, Parikala, Pattapu Bhasha, Sri Lanka Tamil, Malaya Tamil, Burma Tamil, South Africa Tamil, Tigalu, Harijan, Sanketi, Hebbar, Tirunelveli, Madurai.
www.translation-services-usa.com /languages/tamil.shtml   (401 words)

 Tamil Nadu Home Page
Tamil Nadu or "the land of Tamil" is the southern-most state of India.
Tamil Nadu is a beautiful state nestled in the southern Indian peninsula, on the shores of the Bay of Bengal and the deep blue Indian Ocean.
Tamil literature is amongst the oldest in India and some of it is now accessible on the World-Wide Web!
www.cs.utk.edu /~siddhart/tamilnadu   (358 words)

 Tamilar - Online Entertaniment portal for TamilNadu, India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Singapore, Food, Cusine, Holidays, ...
Tamil language is a member of the Dravidian/ South Indian family of languages.
Yet the biggest contribution of Tamil Culture, to the colorful diverse Indian heritage, is the rich linguistic traditions of the Tamil language.
The external manifestations of Tamil culture may be found in the songs and dances, in the cuisine and dress forms, in the customs and rituals of the Tamil people.
www.tamilar.org   (1018 words)

 Tamil Canadian Services : News Room   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The protest was largely held in the Tamil areas of the district while in the Muslim dominated area the life was by and large normal.
By implementation it was understood that the obligations on the part of the Government of Sri Lanka (GoSL) relating to restoring normalcy in the life of a people battered by two decades of war that destroyed their social and economic infrastructure.
But it was the former Tamil Nadu Assembly speaker and All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam presidium chairman who openly invited Vaiko to sever ties with the seven-party Democratic Progressive Alliance led by the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam and join the AIADMK fold.
www.news.tamilcanadian.com   (2145 words)

 TalkTamil - Learn to speak in Tamil   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Tamil is one of the greatest classical literature and traditions of the world.
The subtlety and profundity of its works, their varied scope, and their universality qualify Tamil to stand as one of the great classical traditions and literature of the world.
Tamil is one of the primary independent sources of modern Indian culture and tradition
www.talktamil.4t.com   (537 words)

 Ancient Scripts: Tamil
The Tamil script evolved from an ancient southern form of the Brahmi script, but was also influenced by the Grantha script.
Interestingly, the Tamil language is one of the oldest recorded languages in southern India.
Tamil, on the other hand, each consonant in the cluster (except the last one) is represented by the corresponding letter plus the virama on top.
www.ancientscripts.com /tamil.html   (423 words)

 Tamil Heritage Foundation's O-book
It is a database in English on Tamil Heritage and the language.
Tamils have mastered the art of Temple architecture which is seen from a myriad of temple complexes ranging from cave temples, single stone temple, pyramid-like temples and that with tall towers13.
Tamil culture has over the centuries evolved several customs and traditions that encompass the life of a Tamil from birth to death.
our_legacy.pitas.com   (1722 words)

 Tamil fonts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
As part of the University of Cologne (Germany), the IITS (Institute of Indology and Tamil Studies) published its own truetype font, IITS, which is used for the transliteration of Sanskrit, Pali, Prakrit, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Urdu and Dravidian Languages.
Tamil font page by K. Kalyanasundaram, who created the Mylai Tamil font (the monospaced MylaiTSC is here).
Tamil type designer whose faces (all buplished at Ethno Multimedia) can be found here.
jeff.cs.mcgill.ca /~luc/tamil.html   (4749 words)

 Tamil - Test for Unicode support in Web browsers
The Tamil script is used for the Tamil language, which belongs to the Dravidian group and is used in the Indian State of Tamil Nadu and in northern and eastern Sri Lanka.
Tamil Web pages with UTF-8 character encoding are supported by Internet Explorer 5 (or higher) under Windows 95 (or higher), and Netscape Navigator 7 and Mozilla for Windows also seem to be able to display Unicode Tamil.
The characters that appear in the first column of the following table depend on the browser that you are using, the fonts installed on your computer, and the browser options you have chosen that determine the fonts used to display particular character sets, encodings or languages.
www.alanwood.net /unicode/tamil.html   (411 words)

 BBC NEWS | World | South Asia | Tamil Tigers: A fearsome force
The LTTE's power base remains economically deprived Tamil agricultural workers whose families lost their livelihood due to economic reforms in the late 1970s, as well as unemployed urban Tamil youth who faced economic and social discrimination.
Tamil Tiger recruits are given a rigorous military training and ideological makeover.
The Tamil Tigers are notorious for their suicide attacks, and the LTTE has carried out at least five times more such attacks than other similar organisations put together.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/south_asia/526407.stm   (439 words)

 BBC NEWS | South Asia | Tamil election candidate killed
The attack is part of a trend of violence in eastern Sri Lanka that seems to be the result of the recent split in the Tamil Tiger rebel group.
The head of the EU observer mission, John Cushnahan, said it seemed forces outside the election process were intent on subverting the outcome.
Mr Sathiyamoorthy was a candidate for the Tamil National Alliance, the party which supports the political aims of the Tamil Tiger rebels.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/south_asia/3581225.stm   (340 words)

Action Group of Tamil Asylumn Seekers (AGTAS) in U.K. is organising a protest rally against the British move to deport rejected asylumn seekers.
Lectures at University of Jaffna suspended from December 2005 due to violence in Jaffna district and the presence of Sri Lanka Army (SLA) troops in the university environment, resumed for freshmen to Senior classes of students Wednesday, said an official of the Jaffna University Student Union (JUSU).
The Sri Lanka Tamil Media Alliance (SLTMA) in its annual report said 2005 was a fl year for Tamil media journalists in the country.
www.tamilnet.com   (2083 words)

 ::Thenisai - Tamil Songs, Tamil movies, Tamil Actress, Tamil Actors, Tamil Radio, Tamil cinema pictures, Tamil Music ...
Listeners can dedicate Tamil song to their loved ones, friends and relatives through Ungal Choice page.
Thenisai Top 10 Tamil Songs lists the countdown of Tamil music as per the popularity among Thenisai listeners.
Tamil Gallery section contains images of Tamil actors, Tamil actress, Tamil movies and Wallpapers.
www.thenisai.com /tamil   (283 words)

 TAMIL NADU LIBERATION FRONT (TNLF) - Homepage of the TNLF, an organisation working for the liberation of Tamil Nadu and ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The aim of releasing Rajkumar was to bring the kindred Dravidian Kannadiga and Tamil peoples closer together in their common struggle against the Hindi Raj.
Tamils are Unfit for self-rule (independence) in Tamil Nadu
We Tamils are racially predominantly Negroid Shaiva by religion.
www.dalitstan.org /tamil   (1044 words)

 Tamil Bibles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Tamil is spoken in India and Sri Lanka.
The Tamil Bible from the World Bible Translation Center.
Tamil Bible in audio and text versions from the Tamil Christian Bible Center.
www.ethnicharvest.org /bibles/tamil.htm   (126 words)

 Tamil TV Channel is Committed towards the growth of Tamil Community uk   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Tamil TV Channel is Committed towards the growth of Tamil Community uk
Tamil Channel.Com is committed towards the growth of Tamil Community in UK,Europe.The activities of Tamil Sangam's and Tamil Organisations in Europe are displayed in this website.
If you know any tamil events or tamil functions in UK or in europe please let us know.Please note that tamilchannel is not a Tamil TV channel.Tamil Channel is for the tamil by the tamizh People.
www.tamilchannel.com   (104 words)

 Tamil Nation & Beyond  - தமிழ் ...
Tamil Nation and Beyond - தமிழ் தேசியம்: ஓரு வளர்கின்ற ஒன்றிணையம்
"....To work for the flowering of the Tamil nation is to bring forward the emergence of a true trans nationalism.
A true trans nationalism will come only from nationalisms that have flowered and matured - it will not come by the suppression of one nation by another.
www.tamilnation.org   (987 words)

 Tamil Movies Network (TamilMovies.Net)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Once she agrees, we will start work on the film.'Asked why a Hindi venture, she says, 'there are many here who look down upon an actress and say what does she know.
The movie was a blockbuster both in Malayalam and Tamil also.
He returns to Tamil now with this Bharath starrerQuite typical to Vikraman's movies, the film would have all emotions and sentiments to attract womenfolk.The movie would be going to floors very soon.For Gopika, now almost out of work, this movie is a major hope.
www.tamilmovies.net   (1414 words)

 Tamil language
There are about 60 million Tamil speakers in
Tamil is the oldest and most richly developed of the Dravidian
The origin of the alphabet is uncertain, though it is believed
www.goodnewsmedia.com /kuwait/tamiltract.htm   (52 words)

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