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Tamil Translation Service

Tamil is a Dravidian language spoken predominantly by Tamil people of the Indian subcontinent. It has official status in India, Sri Lanka and Singapore. Tamil is also spoken by significant minorities in Malaysia, Mauritius, Vietnam, Réunion as well as emigrant communities around the world. It is the administrative language of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, and the first Indian language to be declared as a classical language by the government of India in 2004.

Tamil literature has existed for over two thousand years. The earliest epigraphic records found date from around the third century BCE. The earliest period of Tamil literature, Sangam literature, is dated from the 300 BCE ? 300 CE. Inscriptions in Tamil Language from 1st century BCE and 2nd century CE have been discovered in Egypt and Thailand. The first two ancient manuscripts from India, to be acknowledged and registered by UNESCO Memory of the World register in 1997 & 2005 were in Tamil. More than 55% of the epigraphical inscriptions - about 55,000 - found by the Archaeological Survey of India in India are in the Tamil language. According to a 2001 survey, there were 1,863 newspapers published in Tamil, of which 353 were dailies.

Tamil belongs to the southern branch of the Dravidian languages, a family of around twenty-six languages native to the Indian subcontinent. It is also classified as being part of a Tamil language family, which alongside Tamil proper, also includes the languages of about 35 ethno-linguistic groups such as the Irula, and Yerukula languages (see SIL Ethnologue).

The closest major relative of Tamil is Malayalam. Until about the ninth century, Malayalam was a dialect of Tamil Although many of the differences between Tamil and Malayalam evidence a pre-historic split of the western dialect, the process of separation into distinct language, Malayalam was not completed until sometime in the 13th or 14th century.

The earliest epigraphic attestations of Tamil date to c. the 3rd century BCE. It flourished in India as a language with a rich literature during the Sangam period (300 BCE to 300 CE). With an estimated 30,000 inscriptions, Tamil has the largest number of inscriptions in South Asia.

The Tamil Sangam literature is the oldest extant literature in any Dravidian language Literary works in India were preserved either in palm leaf manuscripts (implying repeated copying and recopying) or through oral transmission, making direct dating impossible. External chronological records and internal linguistic evidence, however, indicate that the oldest extant works were probably compiled sometime between the 2nd century BCE and the 10th century CE.

Accurate Tamil translation the first time around

Trust in your translation provider is the key to receiving the quality translation you are looking for. At WorldAccess we pride ourselves on delivering your Tamil translation project that is backed up with a guarantee.

Your Tamil translation will only be done by in-country translators with proven experience in the subject of your original document. A Project Manager, who is also an experienced linguist, will be dedicated to your translation project.

We'll provide your Tamil translated document in exactly the same format as your original unless specified different. This means you'll have an accurate Tamil translation you can use straight away.

Things to consider when translating between Tamil and other Languages

Layout designs - Text typically expands or contracts when translating one language to another. English to Tamil translations and Tamil to English translations, will contract or expand depending on the subject matter.

Which Tamil do you need for your translation?

Getting the Tamil translation of your documents right can be very tricky. Clearly there's only one Tamil language but as in most countries different sections of the population will have different ways of saying things. Your Account Manager will discuss the target market of your document with you. Clearly if your Tamil translation is aimed at teenagers it will need to use their phrases and maybe even slang. Missing these small issues can be the difference between a successful translation and a bad one.

Specialist industry Tamil translators

With a large network of in-country, bilingual Tamil translator, WorldAccess Translations can respond quickly and effectively to your Tamil language translation needs. Our translation teams are professional linguists performing translation from English to Tamil and Tamil to English for a range of documents in various industries.

Tamil Translation Quality Procedures

We work within documented quality procedures and will adopt additional quality controls in order to align with client-side process. Each Tamil translator is selected based on their experience and special areas of expertise.

Translation Confidentiality

All translators are bound by a commercial confidentiality and corporate nondisclosure agreement.
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