What percentage of Singapore speaks Tamil?

Is Tamil spoken in Singapore?

Is Tamil spoken in Singapore? Tamil is one of the four official languages of Singapore. It is also the most spoken Indian language in Singapore. The other Indian languages spoken by the minorities in Singapore include Kannada, Telugu, Punjabi, Sindhi, Hindi, Malayalam, and Gujarati.

How many Tamil speakers are there in Singapore?

Singapore is home to about 700,000 Tamilians.

What are the top 3 languages spoken in Singapore?

The constitution also states that the four commonly used languages of Singapore are English, Chinese, Malay and Tamil, with the lingua franca between Singaporeans of different races being English, the de facto main language. Singaporeans often speak Singlish among themselves.

How many Tamilians live in Singapore?

Tamil population by nation

Country Tamil Population Year
Singapore 198,449 2020 census
Canada 140,720 2016
United Kingdom 101,000
France 125,000

Is Tamil spoken in Malaysia?

Malaysian Tamil (Tamil: மலேசியத் தமிழ் மொழி) (Tamil: Malēsiyat tamiḻ moḻi), also known as Malaya Tamil, is a local variant of the Tamil language spoken in Malaysia.

Malaysian Tamil
Native speakers ~3.9 million in Malaysia and Singapore (2006 – 2010 census)

What is the percentage of Tamilians in Singapore?

3.1% of all Singapore residents speak mainly Tamil at home and it is one of the country’s four official languages. Tamil is taught as a second language in most public schools.

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What is the percentage of Indians in Singapore?

As per 2015 estimates, “Indians” comprise 9.1% of Singapore’s 3.9-million strong resident population, which includes both citizens and permanent residents. The total population, including non-residents, is 5.53 million.

What is Singapore main religion?

Islam is followed mainly by Malays, though there are also sizable Indians adhering to it and Hinduism is followed mainly by the Indians.

Statistics and demographics.

Religious group Buddhism
Population % 2000 42.5%
Population % 2010 33.3%
Population % 2015 33.2%
Population % 2020 31.1%