Pronunciation: (tam'ul, tum'-, tä'mul), [key]
—n., pl. -ils, (esp. collectively) -il,
1. a member of a people of Dravidian stock of S India and Sri Lanka.
2. the Dravidian language of the Tamils, spoken in India principally in Tamil Nadu state and in Sri Lanka on the N and E coasts.
of or pertaining to the Tamils or their language.
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