Tamil

[ tam-uhl, tuhm-, tah-muhl ]
/ ˈtæm əl, ˈtʌm-, ˈtɑ məl /

noun, plural Tam·ils, (especially collectively) Tam·il.

a member of a people of Dravidian stock of S India and Sri Lanka.
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

of or relating to the Tamils or their language.

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Tamil
/ (ˈtæmɪl) /

noun

plural -ils or -il a member of a mixed Dravidian and Caucasoid people of S India and Sri Lanka
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

of or relating to this people or their language
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