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The US Census is Starting to Track How Many People Speak Tamil

The US Census board is starting to track how many people speak Tamil, along with Punjabi, Telugu and Bengali, as of last week. Previously, there was no easy way to determine how many Americans spoke Tamil. This change comes as South Asians' and Tamils' ranks in the US grows.

 

Here are just some of the well known American public figures with a Tamil background:

Sundar Pichai, the head of Google

Indira Nooyi, the CEO of Pepsico

Aziz Ansari, an Actor

Mindy Kaling, an Actress and Producer

Kamala Harris, Senator

 

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Most Tamil speakers are located in California, followed by New Jersey and Texas. Here's a breakdown of the most popular languages spoken in the US besides English and Spanish.

 

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The preservation of the Tamil language, through the establishment of a Tamil Chair at Harvard University, has been a priority for the international Tamil community. Through the Harvard Tamil Chair, they are on a mission to raise $6 million.

https://www.facebook.com/HarvardTamilChair/videos/1446790038753092/

-Featured image sourced from Quartz.

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