Language Info

Tamil written in Tamil script

Below you'll find all the characters used to write this language and all the countries where this language is used.

Standard Characters

The minimal characters required for this language

Auxiliary Characters

Additional letters (beyond the minimal set) used in foreign or technical words found in typical magazines, newspapers, etc..

Punctuation Characters

The marks used to separate sentences and to clarify meaning

Unicode Blocks

Tamil uses characters from the following Unicode blocks


The worldwide literate language population for Tamil is 80,589,627 people across 6 countries.


75,634,461 people
5.90% literate in Tamil

Sri Lanka

3,361,410 people
15.00% literate in Tamil


1,318,043 people
4.20% literate in Tamil


123,667 people


118,137 people


33,909 people


Our data is sourced from a number of places, and we want to give them credit here. We use ISO639 codes for the country codes that support the language.

  1. Unicode CLDR
  2. CLDR Exemplar Characters