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Tam·il

 (tăm′əl, tŭm′-, tä′məl)
n. pl. Tamil or Tam·ils
1. A member of a Dravidian people of southern India and northern Sri Lanka.
2. The Dravidian language of the Tamil.
adj.
Of or relating to the Tamil or their language or culture.

[Tamil.]

Tamil

(ˈtæmɪl)
npl -ils or -il
1. (Peoples) a member of a mixed Dravidian and Caucasoid people of S India and Sri Lanka
2. (Languages) 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
adj
(Languages) of or relating to this people or their language

Tam•il

(ˈtæm əl, ˈtʌm-, ˈtɑ məl)
n.
1. a member of a people of S Asia, living mainly in S India and in N and E Sri Lanka.
2. the Dravidian language of the Tamils.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Tamil - a member of the mixed Dravidian and Caucasian people of southern India and Sri LankaTamil - a member of the mixed Dravidian and Caucasian people of southern India and Sri Lanka
Dravidian - a member of one of the aboriginal races of India (pushed south by Caucasians and now mixed with them)
2.Tamil - the Dravidian language spoken since prehistoric times by the Tamil in southern India and Sri Lanka
South Dravidian - a Dravidian language spoken primarily in southern India
Adj.1.Tamil - of or relating to a speaker of the Tamil language or the language itself; "Tamil agglutinative phrases"
Translations
tamoultamoule
तमिल
Tamil
TamilTamilkatamilski
tamil

Tamil

[ˈtæmɪl]
A. ADJtamil
B. Ntamil mf

Tamil

[ˈtæmɪl]
adjtamoul(e), tamil(e)
n
(= person) → Tamoul(e) m/f, Tamil(e) m/f
(LINGUISTICS)tamoul m, tamil m

Tamil

[ˈtæmɪl]
1. adjtamil inv
2. n (person) → tamil m/f; (language) → tamil m
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