noun, plural Tamils (especially collectively) Tamil.
a member of a people of Dravidian stock of S India and Sri Lanka.
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 relating to the Tamils or their language.
(pl) -ils, -il. a member of a mixed Dravidian and Caucasoid people of S India and Sri Lanka
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
of or relating to this people or their language
- Tamil eelam
noun 1. the separate Tamil state that the Tamil Tigers have sought to establish in northern Sri Lanka
noun 1. a large state in S India: formerly a presidency; boundaries readjusted on a linguistic basis 1956. 50,110 sq. mi. (129,785 sq. km). noun 1. a state of SE India, on the Coromandel Coast: reorganized in 1956 and 1960 and made smaller; consists of a coastal plain backed by hills, including the Nilgiri Hills […]
- Tamil tigers
plural noun 1. the Tamil Tigers, a Sri Lankan Tamil separatist movement founded in the early 1970s that seeks to establish an independent Tamil homeland (Tamil Eelam) in northern Sri Lanka
noun 1. a comedy (1594?) by Shakespeare.