Tamil is the 15th most spoken language in the world. Tamil language speakers make approximately 1% of the world population.
The following is a list of sovereign states and territories where Tamil is an official or language of government:
1. Indian States – Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Andaman and Nicobar Islands
2. Sri Lanka
Countries where Tamil is used and has cultural/educational impact but not official:
3. France Réunion – Africa
4. Seychelles – Africa