Language:  Tamil Find language 

Estimated Global Speakers

80,529,000

People Group's Primary Language

137

Scripture Status

Audio Bible

Jesus Film

Gospel Recordings

Map Notes
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Photo People Group Country Population Progress
Scale
Primary Religion % Professing
Christian
%
Evangelical
Indigenous
 Malayali India 391,000 Hinduism 0.18 %
Malayan, caste India 46,000 Hinduism 0.13 %
Maniyattikkaran India 5,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Marakkan (Muslim traditions) India 700 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Marakkan Kayalam India 300 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Maravan Sri Lanka 121,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Maravan India 3,126,000 Hinduism 2.51 %
Melakkaran India 100 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Mudugar India 2,100 Hinduism 4.57 %
Mutali India 41,000 Hinduism 2.87 %
 Nadar India 4,237,000 Hinduism 29.88 %
Nanjil Mudali India 600 Hinduism 14.29 %
Navithan India 785,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Oochan India 1,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Paliyan India 10,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Pallan India 3,312,000 Hinduism 14.99 %
Palleyan India 1,000 Hinduism 11.34 %
Palliyan India 4,100 Hinduism 5.13 %
Palliyar India 3,900 Hinduism 9.62 %
Panan India 242,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Panikkan India 35,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Panisavan India 200 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Pannadi India 19,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Paraiyan India 3,088,000 Hinduism 25.73 %
Patnulkaran India 1,000 Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
  Totals:  137     101        
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Note:  Only people groups speaking Tamil as primary language are listed.
Other groups may speak Tamil as a secondary language.

Language Alternate Names
Damulian
Madurai
Tamal
Tamalsan
Tambul
Tamili

Dialects
Adi Dravida
Aiyangar
Aiyar
Arava
Burgandi
Burma Tamil
Harijan
Hebbar
Kasuva
Kongar
Korava
Korchi
Madrasi
Malaya Tamil
Mandyam Brahmin
Parikala
Pattapu Bhasha
Sanketi
Secunderabad Brahmin
South Africa Tamil
Sri Lanka Tamil
Tigalu

Dialect Alternate Names
 
Translation Year / Status
Bible Portions 1714-1956
New Testament 1715-1998
Complete Bible 1727-2002
 
Online / Mobile App Bibles
Bible.is (Faith Comes By Hearing)
Bible.com (YouVersion)
 
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon National Bible Societies
Forum Bible Agencies World Bible Finder
Gospel Go World Bibles
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Resource Link
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Fathers Love Letter
Audio Recordings General Ministry Resources
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video General Ministry Resources
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Tamil
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Bible Visuals
General God's Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Mobile App Download Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed Matter Bible
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Old Version Bible
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter EasyBibles
Text / Printed Matter OneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets


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