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Indigenous Communities from Sri Lanka

Sinhalese | Tamil | Wanniya-laeto |

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Tamil
 
Indigenous Group Tamil (Sub-Groups: most consider the Sri Lankan Tamils as a distinct group from the Indian Tamils living in Sri Lanka and India)
Location Sri Lanka, Northern and Eastern regions
Estimated Population 3,000,000 (1993, Ethnologue.com)
Environment Tropical/Coastal
Lifestyle Sedentary (however, hundreds of thousands have fled Sri Lanka as refugees)
Subsistence Fishing / Agriculture
Level of Assimilation Assimilated
Language Family Tamil
Classification:
Dravidian family of languages.
Website URLs http://www.tamilcanadian.com
http://www.eelam.com
http://www.sangam.org
http://www.tamil.net
http://www.cidcm.umd.edu/...
http:// www.ethnologue.com
NGOs Sangam - Association of Tamils of Sri Lanka in the USA, TRO - Tamil Rehabilitation Organization, Tamil Refugee Rehabilitation Organization, Tamil Children's Endowment Fund, Tamil Eelam Economic Development Organisation, Tamils Health Organization

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