Tamil contains characters for the Tamil, Badaga, and Saurashtra languages of Tamil Nadu (India), Sri Lanka, Singapore and Malaysia.
The Tamil script evolved from the Grantha script of the Southern Indian group of scripts. The Tamil language is one of the oldest recorded languages in southern India and dates back to the first century AD. When the Grantha script was used to write the Tamil language until the eight century, a distinctive script evolved. During the medieval period, Tamil borrowed many words from Sanskrit in verbal usage, but in the 1900s attempts were made to remove Sanskrit from Tamil. The result is that modern Tamil is not based on Sanskrit as much as the other Indic languages.
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