Tamil language is spoken in the northern parts of Tamil Nadu state, with the largest community in Tamil Nadu being in Andhra Pradesh state.
The name Tamil is the only known word for Tamil.
The state has one of the world’s largest communities of Tamil speakers and Tamil is spoken at about 5,000 schools and colleges in the state.
In the past two decades, a number of Tamils have been able to obtain Tamil passports and passports have been issued to people of other languages.
The Tamils also speak a different language, Tamil.
The Tamil language has been taught in schools for the past 70 years.
Tamil has also been used to denote nationalities and religions.