You asked: Is Tamil official language in Malaysia?

It is the official language of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu and the union territory of Puducherry (Pondicherry). … It is also an official language in Sri Lanka and Singapore and has significant numbers of speakers in Malaysia, Mauritius, Fiji, and South Africa.

Is Tamil spoken in Malaysia?

Malaysian Tamil (Tamil: மலேசியத் தமிழ் மொழி) (Tamil: Malēsiyat tamiḻ moḻi), also known as Malaya Tamil, is a local variant of the Tamil language spoken in Malaysia.

Malaysian Tamil
மலேசியத் தமிழ் மொழி
Native to Malaysia and Singapore
Ethnicity Malaysian Indian (Tamil Malaysians)

Is Tamil an official language in Mauritius?

Official Language of Mauritius

The Mauritian Constitution makes no mention of an official language and its one million citizens speak English, French, Mauritian Creole, French-based Creole, and ethnic languages such as Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Marathi, Urdu, Tamil or Mandarin.

How many Tamils are in Malaysia?

Tamil population by nation

Country Tamil Population Year
Malaysia 1,800,000 2012
Myanmar 1,000,000 2018
United States 238,699 2016 census
South Africa 250,000

Is Singapore a Tamil name?

Sometime in the 14th century the name was changed to Singapura, which is now rendered as Singapore in English.

Names of Singapore.

Singapore
Malay name
Malay Singapura سيڠاڤورا Republik Singapura ريڤوبليق سيڠاڤورا
Tamil name
Tamil சிங்கப்பூர் Singapur சிங்கப்பூர் குடியரசு Ciṅkappūr Kuṭiyaracu
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Is English spoken in Malaysia?

Even though Malaysian English is not the official language of Malaysia, it is still used among Malaysians in business. About 80% of urban businesses in Malaysia conduct their transactions in English (both Malaysian English and Manglish).

What is the main religion in Malaysia?

Figures from the most recent census in 2010 indicate that 61.3 percent of the population practices Islam; 19.8 percent, Buddhism; 9.2 percent, Christianity; 6.3 percent, Hinduism; and 1.3 percent, Confucianism, Taoism, or other traditional Chinese philosophies and religions.

Which country speaks Tamil more?

Tamil is the 20th most spoken language in the world. Tamil language speakers make approximately 1.06% of the world population.

Sovereign states.

Country Region Tamil-speaking population
Sri Lanka Asia 5,007,003
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