Tamil

noun
Tam·il | \ˈta-məl, ˈtä- \

Definition of Tamil 

1 : a Dravidian language of Tamil Nadu state, India, and of northern and eastern Sri Lanka

2 : a Tamil-speaking person or a descendant of Tamil-speaking ancestors

First Known Use of Tamil

1734, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Tamil

Tamil Tamiẓ; akin to Pali Damiḷa, a Dravidian-speaking people, Sanskrit Dravida

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