#20 – Tamil (70 Million)
Tamil is the official language of India, Sri Lanka and Singapore. Local speakers of tamil are known as Tamil people. But in some countries like Malaysia and Mauritius is recognised a minority language. Old Tamil and Middle Tamil are the early forms of Tamil. Writing system of Tamil are Grantha, Vatteluttu, Pallava, Tamil alphabet, Kolezhuttu, Tamil Braille, Arwi Script and Tamil Brahmi. Tamil belongs to Dravidian language family of Southern group.