Tamil population by nation

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This is a list of Tamil population per nation.

Country Numbers Percent Year Notes Refs
 India 60,793,814 5.91% 2001 census [a] [1]
 Sri Lanka 3,135,770 15.40% 2012 census [b] [2]
 Malaysia 1,800,000 2012 [c] [4]
 United Kingdom 300,000 [3]
 South Africa 250,000 [3]
 Canada 200,000 [d] [6]
 United States 190,685 2009–13 census estimate [7]
 Singapore 188,591 5.00% 2010 census [e] [8]
 France 125,000 [9]
 Réunion 120,000 [3]
 Fiji 80,000 [3]
 Mauritius 72,089 5.83% 2011 census [f] [10]
 Germany 50,000 [3]
  Switzerland 40,000 [3]
 Australia 50,151 0.23% 2011 Census [11]
 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]
 Sweden 2,000 [3]
 Cambodia 1,000 [3]

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. ^ Canada Census 2011 tables show the Tamil population in Canada at 131,265.[5]
  5. ^ Resident Indian Tamil population. Another source puts the Tamil population in Singapore at 200,000.[3]
  6. ^ Tamil, Tamil Hindu and Christian Tamil. Another source puts the Tamil population in Mauritius at 115,000.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Scheduled Languages in descending order of speaker's strength - 2001". 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 Sivasupramaniam, V. "History of the Tamil Diaspora". International Conferences on Skanda-Murukan. 
  4. ^ "Tamil". Ethnologue. 
  5. ^ Census, Canada. "Detailed Mother Tongue tables". Canada Census. 
  6. ^ Foster, Carly. "Group Backgrounds: Tamils". Diversity Watch. Ryerson University School of Journalism. 
  7. ^ US Census. "Nation's Linguistic Diversity". United States Census Bureau. 
  8. ^ "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. 
  9. ^ "Politically French, culturally Tamil: 12 Tamils elected in Paris and suburbs". TamilNet. 18 March 2008. 
  10. ^ "Volume: II Demographic and Fertility Characteristics" (PDF). The 2011 Housing and Population Census. Statistics Mauritius. p. 68. 
  11. ^ "Census Explorer". Special Broadcasting Service.