Indian Tamils

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Sri Lankan Tamil People - Society - Tamil-speaking Communities
... The two groups of Tamils located in Sri Lanka are the Sri Lankan Tamils and the Indian Tamils ... Sri Lankan Tamils (also called Ceylon Tamils) are descendants of the Tamils of the old Jaffna Kingdom and east coast chieftaincies called Vannimais ... The Indian Tamils (or Hill Country Tamils) are descendants of bonded labourers sent from Tamil Nadu to Sri Lanka in the 19th century to work on tea plantations ...
British Ceylon - Demographics
... The British also brought a million Tamils from British India and made them indentured laborers in the Hill Country ... This was in addition to the several hundred thousand Tamils already living in the Maritime provinces and another 30,000 Tamil Muslims ... The Censuses of 1871, 1881, 1891 and 1901 had shown Ceylon Tamils and Indian Tamils of Sri Lanka grouped together ...
Ethnic Groups In Sri Lanka - Ethnicity
... The Sri Lanka Tamils, live predominantly in the north-east of the island forming the largest minority group at 11.2% (according to the 2012 census) of the population ... There are also Indian Tamils who form distinct ethnic group which comprises 4.2% of the population ... accordance with a 1964 agreement with India, Sri Lanka granted citizenship to 230,000 "stateless" Indian Tamils in 1988 ...

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