How Many Letters(eluthukkal) In Tamil

There is 247 letters in the Tamil.

The Tamil alphabet has a total number of 247 Letters. Actually, tamil letters are syllabic, not in alphabetic. The tamil letters are a combination of 216 combinant letters, 12 vowels(உயிரெழுத்து) + 18 consonants (மெய்யெழுத்து)+ 1 special character ஃ akku (ஆய்த எழுத்து), then grand total is 247 (12+18+216+1). Tamil Languages are natively spoken by Tamilnadu and also the official language of tamilnadu, Singapore and Sri Lanka.

Tamil letters began around the 3nd century BC. Old Tamil languages are written in a Brahmi script called Tamil-Brahmi.

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Tamil Vowels

Tamil vowels letters are called உயிரெழுத்து(uyir eluthukkal) and are listed below

Number Tamil Vowels
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Tamil Consonants

Tamil consonants letters are called மெய்யெழுத்து(mei eluthukkal) and are listed below

Number Tamil mei eluthukkal
1 க்
2 ங்
3 ச்
4 ஞ்
5 ட்
6 ண்
7 த்
8 ந்
9 ப்
10 ம்
11 ய்
12 ர்

14 வ்
15 ழ்
16 ள்
17 ற்
18 ன்
how many letters in tamil

Tamil Special Character

Tamil Special letters are called ஆய்த எழுத்து and the special character is ஃ akku

Tamil Combinant Letters

There are 216 combinant letters in tamil language and are listed below

tamil letters chart

Tamil uyirmei eluthukkal

The addition of or combination of mei eluthukkal and uyir eluthukkal called uyir mei ezhuthukal. For a full list of uyirmei eluthukkal check the above table.

For Example -

mei eluthukkal + uyir eluthukkal uyirmei eluthukkal
க் + அ
க் + ஆ கா
க் + இ கி
க் + ஈ கீ
க் + உ கு
க் + ஊ கூ
க் + எ கெ
க் + ஏ கே
க் + ஐ கை
க் + ஒ கொ
க் + ஓ கோ
க் + ஔ கௌ

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People Also Search: Question and Answer

How Many Letters in uyir eluthukkal?

There are 12 uyir eluthukkal in tamil.

How Many Letters in mei eluthukkal?

There are 18 mei eluthukkal in tamil.