Tamil Americans Day

Tamil American Heritage Month – JANUARY, more info

About: Tamil Americans are Americans who are of Tamil origin. The majority of Tamil Americans come from the India state of Tamil Nadu. Significant minorities are from other Indian states like Karnataka, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, etc., as well as from other countries like Sri Lanka, Malaysia, and Singapore.

In 2000, the number of Tamil speakers in the US numbered approximately 50,000 individuals. By 2010 the number surged to 127,892 and grew to 238,699 by 2020. The growth of the Tamil population in the United States is attributed to the H-1B visa program, and the presence of a large number of Tamil students studying in American universities.

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