noun, plural Tam·ils, (especially collectively) Tam·il.
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Prabhakaran had come to personify the movement, and his end, so wretched, became the emblem of Tamil defeat and Sinhalese triumph.
The former Tamil bastions in the north and east continue to be exposed to arbitrary violence by Sri Lankan authorities.
Earlier this year, I spoke to a Sri Lankan lawyer who has helped Tamil families flee the island.
Months after the Kumbakonam tragedy, a far greater one slammed into the Tamil Nadu coast: the tsunami of December 2004.
Following the Kumbakonam deaths, the Tamil Nadu government banned thatched roofs, and the schools were now building concrete ones.
This characteristic seems not to be personal but to mark the whole school of Tamil Śaiva writers.Hinduism And Buddhism, Volume II. (of 3)|Charles Eliot
They have besides another table of numerals in use, which is curious as being formed by certain letters of the Tamil alphabet.
As before intimated, the Tamil women are far handsomer in features than the Singhalese race.The Pearl of India|Maturin M. Ballou
Some of the sowers are in England now, and some are in heaven—sowers and reapers, English and Tamil, rejoice together!Things as They Are|Amy Wilson-Carmichael
It is called kalas—the kalasam of the Tamil and Telugu countries—and is a common symbol of the deity.
Dravidian people and language of southern India, 1734, from Pali Damila, from Sanskrit Dramila, variant of Dravida (see Dravidian).