Tamil is a Dravidian language predominantly spoken by the Tamil people of India and Sri Lanka, and by the Tamil diaspora, Sri Lankan Moors,
Burghers, Douglas, and Chindians. Tamil is an official language of two countries: Sri Lanka and Singapore.
Tamil language is more than 5000 years old and its literature is vast and varied. Tamil is one of the longest surviving classical languages
in the world. Just 14 years ago, a survey concluded there were 1,863 newspapers published in Tamil proving the language is still used today.
Tamil is the sixth-most-spoken language in India by total speakers (66,742,402).