States of India by Tamil speakers

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This is a list of States and Union Territories of India by speakers of Tamil at the time of the 2001 census.[1] Gross population figures are available online.[2]

Rank State Tamil speakers  % of state's population  % of Tamil-speaking population of India
India 60,893,731 5.91 100
1 Tamil Nadu 55,877,441 89.43 91.76
2 Karnataka 1,886,765 3.57 3.09
3 Andhra Pradesh 1,362,198 1.01 2.23
4 Puducherry 769,721 88.49 1.26
5 Kerala 598,618 1.88 0.98
6 Maharashtra 532,832 0.55 0.87
7 Delhi 92,798 0.67 0.15
8 Andaman and Nicobar Islands 63,538 17.85 0.11
9 Gujarat 35,470
10 Madhya Pradesh 24,139
11 West Bengal 24,053
12 Uttar Pradesh 16,620
13 Jharkhand 13,473
14 Chhattisgarh 12,500
15 Punjab 12,179
16 Rajasthan 11,301
17 Haryana 10,572
18 Jammu and Kashmir 9,129
19 Goa 7,951
20 Orissa 7,361
21 Chandigarh 5,764
22 Assam 5,331
23 Uttarakhand 2,547
24 Manipur 3,500
25 Arunachal Pradesh 1,647
26 Nagaland 1,592
27 Tripura 1,280
28 Himachal Pradesh 1,216
29 Meghalaya 928
30 Dadra and Nagar Haveli 661
31 Sikkim 487
32 Mizoram 444
33 Lakshadweep 443
34 Daman and Diu 348

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