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Today there are 80 million Tamils in the world, more than there are French, Colombians, or Kenyans. Most Tamils live in North and East Sri Lanka and in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, literally Tamil country. Tamil Nadu is now a state in India but for thousands of years Tamilakam or the homeland of the Tamils was much larger, and ruled by independent kingdoms. Tamil culture is the last surviving classical civilisation because they have preserved their beliefs, culture, and language intact for 2000 years.
But who are the Tamils, what is their story, and what does it have to do with 700 billion golden coconuts. Well Let's Find Out.
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