World Tamil Population

The Tamil people number around 74 million in the world. The Tamil people are an ethnic group from South Asia. They have a written history of more than 2,000 years. Traditionally, they have been living in the southern parts of India and the the northeastern parts of Srilanka

Tamil Australia

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Estimated Tamil populations in Australia are over 30,000 peoples, spread out in all the six states. There is more than Ten Hindu temples spread over all the states. Majority of Tamils live in New South Wales and Victoria states.

Tamil Bahrain

Sample Image Estimated Tamil populations in Bahrain are over 7,000 peoples; most of them are workers and professionals.

Tamil Britain

 Sample ImageEstimated Tamil populations in Britain are over 300,000 peoples. Sri Lankan estimated Tamils are 200,000 among the entire Britain Tamil population.   


Tamil Canada

Sample Image Estimated Tamil populations in Canada are over 300,000 peoples. 90% of the Tamil population is Sri Lankan. There are many Tamil Organizations who keep the Tamil culture alive. There are many Tamil temples and churches all around provinces.  

Tamil Denmark

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Estimated Tamil populations are Denmark is over 7,000 people. Tamil population has got well adapted to the Danish environment.

Tamil Fiji

Sample Image Estimated Tamil populations in Fiji are more than 110,000. Indians were brought to Fiji by the British to work on sugarcane plantations. Lord Murukan too arrived to the shores of Fiji Islands

Tamil France

Sample Image Estimated Tamil populations in France over 100,000 peoples. Many Hindu temples are serving the community well religiously and culturally, not only in the capital but also in the suburbs. 


Tamil Germany 
Sample Image Estimated Tamil populations in Germany are over50,000 peoples, more than 50% of them from Sri Lanka.The youth are being well trained in their religion and culture at home and in weekend schools in rented halls using texts from Sri Lanka.

Tamil India (Tamil Nadu):

 Estimated Tamil populations in Tamil Nadu are over 55 million. The pride of many Tamils is the language Tamil itself. Scholars recognize Tamil to be one of India's two languages of antiquity. Tamil Nadu is a beautiful state nestled in the southern Indian peninsula, on the shores of the Bay of Bengal and the deep blue Indian Ocean. It is a heady combination of tropical climate, cooler hill resorts, ancient culture, and friendly people making it an ideal holiday destination.

Tamil Indonesia:

 Estimated Tamil populations in Indonesia are 2,000 to 10,000 people. Indonesia had 50,000 Tamils at a point of time and they were taken there by the Dutch colonial masters in the 1830s to build up their plantations. They were used as hard labor and, as the conditions were not conducive, many returned in the 1940s.


Tamil Italy:

  Estimated Tamil populations in Italy are over 25,000 peoples.

Tamil Malaysia 

 Estimated Tamil populations in Malaysia over 1,060,000 peoples. Initially the migration was to work in the rubber plantations, but later turned to trade and other professions mostly in the government sector such as the railways and the PWD.

Tamil Mauritius:

 Estimated Tamil populations in Mauritius are over 115,000 peoples. The larger populations are from the southern state of Tamil Nadu who arrived there since 1727 to work in the sugar cane plantations.

List Updated on Aug/2008

Country  Percent Nuumbers 
 Reunion 21.00 120,000
 Sri Lanka 18.2 3,000,000
 Fiji 9.60 80,000
 Mayritius 8.01 100,000
 Malaysia 7.20 1,800,000
 Singapore 7.10 250,000
 India 5.63 62,110,000
 Canada 0.91 300,000
 Switzerland 0.53 40,000
 South Afria 0.52 250,000
 United Kingdom 0.32 200,000
 Norway 0.27 13,063