The Tamil script is a script that is used to write the Tamil language as well as other minority languages such as Badaga, Irula, and Paniya. With the use of diacritics to represent aspirated consonants, it is also used to write Saurashtra and, by Tamils, to write Sanskrit. The Tamil script, like the other Indic scripts, is thought to have evolved from the Brahmi script. Time period: c. 700 until the present.
Tamil numerals (Tamil: தமிழ் எண்கள், இலக்கங்கள்), refers to the numeral system of the Tamil language used officially in Tamil Nadu and Singapore, as well as by the other Tamil-speaking populations around the world including Mauritius, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Reunion, and South Africa, and other emigrant communities around the world. Traditionally Vattezhuttu characters were used, but now Arabic numerals have become commonplace.
Tamil (தமிழ்), a Dravidian language spoken by around 52 million people in Indian, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Vietnam, Singapore, Canada, the USA, UK and Australia. It is the first language of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, and is spoken by a significant minority of people (2 million) in north-eastern Sri Lanka. (...)
Telugu (తెలుగు), a Dravidian language spoken by about 75 million people mainly in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, where it is the official language. It is also spoken in such neighbouring states as Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Orissa, Maharashtra and Chattisgarh, and is one of the 22 scheduled languages of India. (...)