Tamil languages

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South India
Linguistic classification Dravidian
  • Southern
    • Tamil–Kodagu
      • Tamil–Malayalam
        • Tamil
Glottolog tami1299[1]

The Tamil languages are the group of Dravidian languages most closely related to Tamil. In addition to Tamil itself, they are:

The Arwi is an Arabic-Tamil language which is sometimes included in the Tamil language family.


  1. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Tamiloid". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.