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Demographics of Sri Lanka: Ethnic Groups in Sri Lanka, Sinhalese People, Vedda People, Sri Lankan Tamil People, Indian Tamils of Sri Lanka

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Published August 18th 2011
ISBN : 9781158146871
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48 pages
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 46. Chapters: Ethnic groups in Sri Lanka, Sinhalese people, Vedda people, Sri Lankan Tamil people, Indian Tamils ofMorePlease note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 46. Chapters: Ethnic groups in Sri Lanka, Sinhalese people, Vedda people, Sri Lankan Tamil people, Indian Tamils of Sri Lanka, Sri Lankan Moors, Burgher people, Sri Lankan IDP numbers, October 2009 to January 2010, Naga people, Indian Sri Lankan, Sri Lanka Kaffirs, Sri Lankan IDP numbers, February to December 2010, Portuguese Burghers, Sri Lankan Malays, African Sri Lankans, Koreans in Sri Lanka, History of the Jews in Sri Lanka, Bharatakula people, Pakistanis in Sri Lanka, Memons in Sri Lanka, Mesti os, Chinese people in Sri Lanka, Japanese people in Sri Lanka, Maldivians in Sri Lanka. Excerpt: Sri Lankan Tamil people (Tamil: , ), or Ceylon Tamils, are a section of Tamil people native to the South Asia island state of Sri Lanka (Ceylon). Sri Lankan Tamils have lived on the island from at least the 5th century BCE, with newer archaeological and radiometric discoveries revealing a Tamil presence on the island between the 15th-10th century BCE. Most modern Sri Lankan Tamils claim descent from residents of Jaffna Kingdom, a former kingdom in the north of the island and Vannimai chieftaincies from the east. They constitute a majority in the Northern Province, live in significant numbers in the Eastern Province, and are in the minority throughout the rest of the country. Sri Lankan Tamils are culturally and linguistically distinct from the other two Tamil-speaking minorities in Sri Lanka, the Indian Tamils and the Moors. The Sri Lankan Tamils are mostly Hindus with a significant Christian population. Sri Lankan Tamil literature on topics including religion and the sciences flourished during the medieval period in the court of the Jaffna Kingdom. Since the 1980s, it is distinguished by an emphasis on themes relating to the Sri Lankan Civil War. Sri Lankan Tamil dialects are noted for their archaism and retention of words not in everyda...