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[tam-uh l, tuhm-, tah-muh l] /ˈtæm əl, ˈtʌm-, ˈtɑ məl/
noun, plural Tamils (especially collectively) Tamil.
1.
a member of a people of Dravidian stock of S India and Sri Lanka.
2.
the Dravidian language of the Tamils, spoken in India principally in Tamil Nadu state and in Sri Lanka on the N and E coasts.
adjective
3.
of or pertaining to the Tamils or their language.
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British Dictionary definitions for Tamil

Tamil

/ˈtæmɪl/
noun
1.
(pl) -ils, -il. a member of a mixed Dravidian and Caucasoid people of S India and Sri Lanka
2.
the language of this people: the state language of Tamil Nadu, also spoken in Sri Lanka and elsewhere, belonging to the Dravidian family of languages
adjective
3.
of or relating to this people or their language
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Word Origin and History for Tamil

Dravidian people and language of southern India, 1734, from Pali Damila, from Sanskrit Dramila, variant of Dravida (see Dravidian).

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