The Tamils are a Dravidian ethnic group who speak Tamil as their mother tongue and trace their ancestry to the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, the Indian Union territory of Puducherry, or the Northern, Eastern Province and Puttalam District of Sri Lanka. Tamil people with a population of approximately 76 million, predominantly in India, living around the world, are one of the largest and the oldest of the existing ethno-linguistic cultural groups of people in the modern world. Tamils comprise 5.9% of the population in India, 24.9% in Sri Lanka, 10.8% in Mauritius, approximately 7% in Malaysia and 5% in Singapore.
Tamils in Through Darkest Europe
The Tamils were targeted for extermination by the warlord Faruq al-Ghaznavi in the Indian conflicts of the 14th century AH. Faruq had four million Tamils killed, not because they were enemy combatants, but simply because they were Tamils. The magnitude of this organized brutality was unmatched in history, and was judged a crime against mankind.
- Through Darkest Europe, pg. 50, HC.