Tamil languages

The Tamil languages are the group of Dravidian languages most closely related to Tamil. In addition to Tamil itself, they are:

Tamil
Geographic
distribution
South India
Linguistic classificationDravidian
  • Southern
    • Tamil–Kodagu
      • Tamil–Malayalam
        • Tamil
Glottologtami1299[1]

Arwi is not a separate language but a register of Tamil used by Muslims. It is written in the Arabic alphabet and contains many loans from Arabic.

Kakkala may be either a Tamil language or one of the Malayalam languages.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Tamiloid". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.