The Tamil language is one of the oldest living languages of the earth and which gives birth to the new languages such as Kannada and Malayalam in 15th Century and it is the first language to be declare as the classical language of India. Tamil was one of the dominant language of trade during the pre-colonial era by people like Ainnurruvar and such as Tamil inscriptions and coins found on many parts of Asia and Africa such as on China, Cambodia, Egypt and Indonesia.
During 18th Century, the British and French rules brought the Tamils to the many parts of Asia and Africa which makes many countries with significant Tamil speakers and cultural impact such as there are more than 2,100,000 speakers of Tamil language in the Malaysia itself.
0Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character ","..Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character ",".250,000
Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996 - Chapter 1: Founding Provisions states "A Pan South African Language Board established by national legislation must promote and ensure respect for Tamil" along with other minority languages.
0Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character ","..Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character ",".1,800,000
Malaysian government recognize Tamil as a minority language along with Chinese. The "national-type" school's medium of instruction is either in Tamil or Chinese.
0Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character ","..Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character ",".72,089
Tamils are the first immigrants to Mauritius who were brought by French. Later British brought Tamils to fight with French and as a recognition, Tamil is being used on the currency of Mauritius.
In fact Canada has officially declared that it will celebrate the culture of its Tamil population each January
There are also claims for to make Tamil as official language of India and UN.
Even in few parts for London, Australia, Africa also speaks Tamil. In late 2016 Australian parliament has recognised Tamil as one of the ancient languages to be spoken hence has made it a national language.