Tamil Language: Tamil language is once again in discussion. Tamil has been mentioned during PM Modi’s visit to Chennai. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin addressed the Prime Minister Narendra Modi Appealed to make Tamil language the official language of the High Court. In Chennai, Tamil Nadu CM MK Stalin said that when the Prime Minister (PM Modi) has come here in Tamil Nadu, I appeal to him for some things. I also appeal to the PM that Tamil should be declared as an official language in the High Court.
Chief Minister MK Stalin said that our language Tamil should also get equal rights like Hindi, should be recognized as a formal language. Hindi should not be imposed on us. At the same time, during his address, PM Modi also described Tamil language as eternal and Tamil culture as global. After this the discussion about Tamil language started. In such a situation, it is also important to know about the Tamil language, how old is this language, where it is spoken, how many speakers are there, it is important to know the answers to all these questions.
How old is Tamil language?
Tamil language is considered to be one of the ancient languages ??not only of India but of the world. Many historians believe that Tamil is the oldest language in the world. It is believed that this language originated about 5000 years ago. Let us tell you that Tamil has a much smaller alphabet than other languages. It has only 12 vowels and 18 consonants.
Where is Tamil spoken?
It is the fifth largest language of India. Tamil language is the official language of the Union Territory of Puducherry, Tamil Nadu, India. At the same time, Tamil has got the status of an official language in Singapore and Sri Lanka. Tamil is also spoken in four other South Indian states of Kerala, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. It is also spoken by the Tamil diaspora found in several countries, including Malaysia, Myanmar, South Africa, the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Australia and Mauritius. It is one of the 22 scheduled languages ??in the Constitution of India.
How many Tamil speakers are there in the world?
According to an estimate, Tamil is used by 60 million people as a first language. The debate is still going on about whether Sanskrit is older or Tamil. At the same time, there are some people who describe these two languages ??as contemporary. It has become clear in many texts that it originated many years before Christ. At the same time, many inscriptions also show that Tamil is a very old language.
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