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Tamil Translation Services

At Translate UK we provide a professional Tamil translation service, as well as Tamil interpreters for all dialects. Tamil is one of the most commonly spoken languages both in the United Kingdom and around the world, making it vital for communication.

Tamil Document Translation

Tamil Legal Translations

Tamil Technical Translations


Tamil Interpreters

We also provide Tamil interpreters for both face-to-face and remote appointments. All of our interpreters are qualified, experienced professionals.  Get in touch today to find out how we can meet your language needs.

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    A Full Range of Language Services

    We supply translators and interpreters to suit a range of business needs.  Whether you need a specialist, who understands industry terminology, or an interpreter for a short notice video meeting, we work to ensure you have the right language support for your business. 

    About Tamil

    The History of the Tamil Language

    Tamil is a Dravidian language, native to India and Sri Lanka. Tamil is one of the oldest languages still spoken today, with Old Tamil developing in 300 BC. The earliest records of Tamil are inscriptions on pottery and in caves. There are also Tamil poems recorded between 100 BC and 400 CE.

    Between the eighth and the sixteenth century Middle Tamil was spoken, this period saw the introduction of Sanskrit loanwords into the language as well as Sanskrit influence over the grammar. In the thirteenth century the Nannūl was written to record Tamil grammar, and it remains the basis of standard grammar to this day. In modern times, European languages have begun affecting the Tamil languages with changes like the inclusion of European style punctuation, which has caused some backlash.

    Tamil has been in continuous use since the third century BC. It’s the only classical language that has continued into modern day use without interruption and today it is one of the 20 most spoken languages in the world.

    In India, Tamil is one of the 22 scheduled languages, and it is the official language of the state Tamil Nadu. It is also one of the national languages of Pudcherry, one of the territories of India. Tamil is also one of the two national languages of Sri Lanka which has approximately 4.7 million Tamil speakers, mostly in the Northern and Eastern Provinces. In Singapore, Tamil is one of the four official languages and 4% of the population speaking Tamil.

    There are sizable populations of Tamil speakers in the Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, Burma, and Vietnam. There are also large minority populations in Malaysia, Mauritius, and South Africa, all of which recognise Tamil as a minority language.

    In the United Kingdom there are over 100,000 Tamil speakers, with most of them come from Sri Lanka. Tamil is the eleventh most common immigrant language in the United Kingdom making it a useful language for connecting with minority communities around the country. Here at Translate UK we work with local councils and businesses to help build these connections. Contact us today to find out about our Tamil translation and interpreting services.

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    Why Use Us?

    We pride ourselves on offering our customers the best service possible. 





    We Meet Tight Deadlines

    We know how important deadlines are, so we work hard to meet even the tightest of deadlines.

    We specialise in finding last minute interpreters, and in many instances, our translations take no longer than 48 hours to be returned. We have at times been able to provide same-day translations, and our linguists can provide sight-translations at appointments or in court.

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    Professional Qualified Linguists

    Our team of linguists is composed of experienced, qualified individuals who work hard to meet your language needs.

    Many of our linguists are registered with the Institute of Translation and Interpreting or the Chartered Institute of Linguists. 

    Our specialist linguists also possess additional sector specific training, experience or qualifications in their field. 




    Remote Service Options

    Our linguists are available for both face-to-face and remote appointments. Our flexible approach allows our customers to connect with linguists in the way that works best for their business.
    Speak to your interpreter face-to-face, over the phone or through your choice of video call platform. 
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    • Skype
    • Telephone
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Cloud Video Platform
    • Conference Call (Complimentary)
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    We ask that our linguists sign a code of conduct and data protection agreement, to ensure professionalism and compliance with GDPR regulations. Additionally, we only ever send documents by secure email so you can be sure that your data is safe with us.