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.
|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
|United States||238,699||2016 census|
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.
|Malay||Singapura سيڠاڤورا Republik Singapura ريڤوبليق سيڠاڤورا|
|Tamil||சிங்கப்பூர் Singapur சிங்கப்பூர் குடியரசு Ciṅkappūr Kuṭiyaracu|
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.