Tamil population by nation

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This is a list of Tamil population per nation.

Country Tamil Population Percent Year Notes Refs
 India 69,026,881 5.89% 2011 census [a] [1]
 Sri Lanka 3,135,770 15.40% 2012 census [b] [2]
 Malaysia 1,800,000 6.7% 2012 [c] [4]
 Myanmar 1,000,000[dubious ] 1.8% 2018 [d] [7][8]
 United States 238,699 0.07% 2016 census [e] [9][10]
 South Africa 250,000 [3]
 Singapore 192,665 3.3% 2015 census [f] [11][12]
 Canada 140,720 0.4% 2016 [g] [14][15][16]
 United Kingdom 101,000 0.2% 2011 [3]
 France 125,000 [17]
 Réunion 120,000 [3]
 Fiji 80,000 [3]
 Australia 73,161 0.3% 2016 Census [18]
 Mauritius 72,089 5.83% 2011 census [h] [19]
 Germany 50,000 [3]
  Switzerland 40,000 [3]
 Guadeloupe 36,000 9% 2019 [20]
 Italy 25,000 [3]
 Netherlands 20,000 [3]
 Norway 10,000 [3]
 Thailand 10,000 [3]
 United Arab Emirates 10,000 [3]
 Bahamas 7,000 [3]
 Denmark 7,000 [3]
 China 5,000 [3]
 Qatar 4,000 [3]
 Seychelles 4,000 [3]
 New Zealand 3,000 [3]
 Vietnam 3,000 [3]
 Martinique 3,000 [21]
 Hong Kong 3,000 2017 [22]
 Sweden 2,000 [3]
 Cambodia 1,000 [3]
 Guyana At least 1 [23][24]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Mother tongue Tamil.
  2. ^ Sri Lankan Tamil and Indian Tamil only. Sri Lankan Moors and other ethnic groups whose mother tongue is Tamil are excluded.
  3. ^ Another source puts the Tamil population in Malaysia at 1,060,000.[3]
  4. ^ The Times of India gives Myanmar's Tamil population as 10 lakh (1,000,000) as of 2018. This is contradicted by other sources. Sivasupramaniam states that Burma had a Tamil population of 200,000 once but this had reduced after the end of World War II.[3] Tamil Nation states that Burma had a Tamil population of only 200,000 in 1966.[5] Tamil Catholics are estimated to number about 50,000.[6]
  5. ^ The U.S census data considers only the population age 5 and older.
  6. ^ Resident Indian Tamil population. Another source puts the Tamil population in Singapore at 200,000. Note: The Singapore Tamil population data provided by the Singapore government excludes Tamils who were unable to speak, and those in one-person households and households comprising only unrelated persons.[3]
  7. ^ Canada Census 2016 tables show the Tamil population in Canada at 140,720.[13]
  8. ^ Tamil, Tamil Hindu and Christian Tamil. Another source puts the Tamil population in Mauritius at 115,000.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Abstract of speakers strength and mother tongues - 2011" (PDF). Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India.
  2. ^ "Census of Population and Housing of Sri Lanka, 2012 - Table A3: Population by district, ethnic group and sex" (PDF). Department of Census and Statistics, Sri Lanka.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x Sivasupramaniam, V. "History of the Tamil Diaspora". International Conferences on Skanda-Murukan.
  4. ^ "Tamil". Ethnologue.
  5. ^ "Tamil Diaspora - Myanmar - மியன்மார்". Tamilnation.
  6. ^ "Myanmar's Tamil Catholics reclaim their identity". UCAnews.
  7. ^ "Valluvar Kottam goes overseas, to be inaugurated at Myanmar in May". THE TIMES OF INDIA.
  8. ^ "Elderly Tamil Catholic prays for new church in Myanmar". LaCroix International.
  9. ^ US Census. "Nation's Linguistic Diversity". United States Census Bureau.
  10. ^ "Commuting Times, Median Rents and Language other than English Use in the Home on the Rise". December 7, 2017. Retrieved December 12, 2017.
  11. ^ "Basic Demographic Characteristics: Table 6 Indian Resident Population by Age Group, Dialect Group and Sex". Census of Population 2010 Statistical Release 1: Demographic Characteristics, Education, Language and Religion. Department of Statistics, Singapore. Archived from the original on 2013-09-08. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  12. ^ General Household Survey 2015 - Department of Statistics, Ministry of Trade & Industry, Republic of Singapore
  13. ^ Census, Canada. "Detailed Mother Tongue tables". Canada Census.
  14. ^ Foster, Carly. "Group Backgrounds: Tamils". Diversity Watch. Ryerson University School of Journalism. Archived from the original on 2008-02-14. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  15. ^ "Census Profile, 2016 Census – Canada". Statistics Canada. August 2, 2017.
  16. ^ "[PDF]Ethnic Channels Group Limited - Voices TV" (PDF). TamilNet. 18 March 2008.
  17. ^ "Politically French, culturally Tamil: 12 Tamils elected in Paris and suburbs". TamilNet. 18 March 2008.
  18. ^ "Census Explorer". Special Broadcasting Service.
  19. ^ "Volume: II Demographic and Fertility Characteristics" (PDF). The 2011 Housing and Population Census. Statistics Mauritius. p. 68.
  20. ^ "Guadeloupe Population 2019". World Population Review.
  21. ^ "Martinique Population 2019". World Population Review.
  22. ^ "Tamil community in Hong Kong more than 50 years in the making". South China Morning Post.
  23. ^ "First Tamil Prime Minister of Guyana". Special Broadcasting Service.
  24. ^ "From Guyana, memorable echoes of Tamil". TheWeekendLeader.