|Tamils have a great tradition of heritage and culture that developed over 2,000 years ago and still continues to flourish. This great cultural heritage evolved through the rule of dynasties that ruled the state during various phases of history in Tamil Nadu, a state in South India.|
|There are over 62 million Tamils in the state of Tamil Nadu , who are considered to be of Dravidian stock. The other country that has a significant number of Tamils is Sri Lanka followed by Canada and European countries. Tamils in some countries do not speak the Tamil as their main language, but follow the Tamil traditions in the same way that is practised by fellow Tamils in Tamil Nadu and Sri Lanka.