Tamil is a Dravidian language predominantly spoken by the Tamil people of India and Sri Lanka, and also by the Tamil diaspora, Sri Lankan Moors, Burghers, Douglas, and Chindians. Tamil is an official language of two countries, Singapore and Sri Lanka. It has official status in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is also used as one of the languages of education in Malaysia, along with English, Malay and Mandarin.

Tamil is one of the longest-surviving classical languages in the world. The earliest known inscriptions in Tamil date back to 2,200 BC. Tamil literature emerged in around 300 BC, and the language used from then until the 700 AD is known as Old Tamil. From 700-1600 AD the language is known as Middle Tamil, and since 1600 the language has been known as Modern Tamil.

Tamil was originally written with a version of the Brahmi script known as Tamil Brahmi, and by the 5th century AD this script had become more rounded and developed into the Vaṭṭeḻuttu script. The modern Tamil script however, was created during the 7th century based on the Grantha script, as descendent of Brahmi. Over time the script has changed somewhat, and it was simplified in the 19th and 20th centuries. Tamil is also written with a version of the Arabic script known as Arwi by Tamil-speaking Muslims.

According to Hindu legend, Tamil or in personification form Tamil Thāi (Mother Tamil) was created by Lord Shiva. Murugan, revered as the Tamil God, along with sage Agastya, brought it to the people.

Old Tamil is the period of the Tamil language spanning the 5th century BCE to the 8th century CE. The earliest records in Old Tamil are short inscriptions from between the 5th and 2nd century BCE in caves and on pottery. These inscriptions are written in a variant of the Brahmi script called Tamil Brahmi. The evolution of Old Tamil into Middle Tamil, which is generally taken to have been completed by the 8th century, was characterized by a number of phonological and grammatical changes. The Nannul remains the standard normative grammar for modern literary Tamil, which therefore continues to be based on Middle Tamil of the 13th century rather than on Modern Tamil.


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Tamil Proverb:அகத்தின் அழகு முகத்தில் தெரியும்” – The beauty of the soul is known in the face.



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