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List of countries where Tamil is an official language


The following is a list of sovereign states and territories where Tamil is an official or language of government.

Sovereign states[edit]

Countries where Tamil is a de jure/official language
Country Region Population1
 Singapore[1] Asia 5,312,400
 Sri Lanka Asia 20,277,597

Dependent entities where Tamil is an official language[edit]

Nr. Entity Continent Population Status
India Andaman and Nicobar Islands Asia 379,944 Union Territory of India


India Pondicherry Asia 1,244,464 Union Territory of India
India Tamil Nadu Asia 72,138,958 State of India

Partially recognized and unrecognized states/territories[edit]

Country Notes
 Tamil Eelam (Eelam) Claiming sovereignty over the North and Eastern Sri Lanka as the independent state of Tamil Eelam
India Karaikal Claiming for seperate union territory of India (not a seperate country)
India Kongu Nadu Claiming for seperate state of India (not a seperate country)

Countries where Tamil is used and has cultural impact but not official[edit]

Country Region
 Malaysia Asia
 Mauritius Africa
France Réunion Africa
 Seychelles Africa

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wong, Aline (2000-11-24). "Education in a Multicultural Setting - The Singapore Experience". Ministry of Education, Government of Singapore. Retrieved 2009-01-18. There are four official languages: English, Chinese, Malay and Tamil. 

2. http://www.languagesdept.gov.lk/

3. http://india.gov.in/knowindia/state_uts.php?id=30 4. http://tourism.pondicherry.gov.in/faq.html 5. http://www.tn.gov.in/ 6. http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2012-08-13/india/33181516_1_tamil-eelam-supporters-lankan-tamils-teso 7. http://www.hindu.com/2007/09/30/stories/2007093061810800.htm 8. http://www.ytears.in/2012/06/indiaa-union-and-aspirant-states-of.html?m=1 9. http://umfacts.um.edu.my/researcherid/index.php?query=6&chartType=C 10. http://www.indiannewslink.co.nz/index.php/archives2012/june_15_2012issue/tamil-culture-influences-the-world.html 11. http://www.gov.mu/portal/goc/prb/report2013/pb/tamil.pdf 12. http://www.reunionisland.fr/culture.html

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