Digital Language Vitality | Tamil

Tamil (tam)



English name Tamil
Native name தமிழ் (இலங்கை)
SIL code tam
Alternative names adi dravida, africa south tamil, africa southern tamil, aiyangar, aiyar, arava, bhasha pattapu, brahmin mandyam, brahmin secunderabad, burgandi, burma tamil, damulian, harijan, hebbar, kongar, lanka sri tamil, madrasi, madurai, malaya tamil, modern tamil, sanketi, spoken tamil, tamal, tamalsan, tambul, tamil, tamil தமிழ், tamili, tamilspoken, tigalu
Speakers L1: 68,776,460 (ethnologue),
L2: 8,000,000 (ethnologue)
Country India
Region Southern Asia
Champion N/A
ISO scope I
ISO type L
ISO active yes
Integrated code tam_____________A
Last updated Feb. 1, 2017, 3:36 p.m.


EGIDS (Ethnologue) 1
In no
Vitality (Kornai, 2013) living

Language packs

Windows10 input method yes
Mac input no
Ubuntu input yes
Windows language pack yes
Mac language pack no
Ubuntu language pack yes
Firefox language pack yes
Firefox dictionary no
Office language pack no
Office interface pack no


Has Wikipedia yes
Wikipedia articles 91,218
Wikipedia real articles 52,673
Wikipedia adjusted size 493,182,074
Wikipedia total 271,204
Wikipedia edits 2,261,153
Wikipedia admins 37
Wikipedia users 107,875
Wikipedia active users 356
Wikipedia images 7,909
Wikipedia depth 32
Has Wikipedia Incubator no

NLP tools

Hunspell status some tool
Hunspell coverage 0.31
TreeTagger no

Open Language Archives Community

Primary texts online 6
Primary texts all 6
Lexical resources online 4
Lexical resources all 5
Language descriptions online 9
Language descriptions all 17
Language in online resource 20
Language in any resource 20
Online resource about the language 241
Any resource about the language 253


Source Crubadan
Number of documents 6,363
Number of words 914,673
Number of characters None
Has FLOSS spell checkers yes
In Watchtower yes
Has UDHR translation yes

Indigenous Tweets project

Number of blogs None
Number of posts None
Number of words None
Number of users None
Number of tweets None

Swadesh lists

Has Swadesh 110 yes
Has Swadesh 207 yes

Other databases

Panlex translations 10
In WALS no
In Omniglot yes
On yes
Uriel features 228
In Leipzig Corpora yes
In SIREN project yes