இலங்கைத் தமிழ் முஸ்லீம் தேசிய இனங்கள் தமது தாயக பிரதேசமாக கருதும் இலங்கையின் வட-கிழக்கு மாகாணங்களை இணைத்த நிலப்பகுதி தமிழீழம் என அழைக்கப்படுகிறது.
Tamil Eelam - Tamil Eelam
Tamil Eelam is a region and an independent state aspiration in South Asia. The name is derived from the ancient Tamil name for the island of Sri Lanka - Eelam. The area is home to indigenous Tamil people and some other ethnic groups. During the Tamil region's history, it has been an independent country, subordinate to different empires and a part of Sri Lanka for a certain amount of time. Existing as a separate nation for centuries, invasions of the island by European foreign powers transferred sovereignty of the region. A peaceful struggle for a reconstitution of Tamil sovereignty began shortly after the island gained independence from Britain in 1948. An armed quest of Tamil miltancy in the 1980s followed. Today the Tamil territories are administered under ► Sri Lanka. These include the entire districts of Kilinochchi, Mullaiththeevu, Mannar, Batticaloa, Vavuniya, Trincomalee and Amparai districts of the province.
Region of ► Sri Lanka, disputed by Tamil National Alliance, Provisional Government of Tamil Eelam
This section holds copies of original general maps older than 70 years of this entry.
Historic Tamil Eelam or "Coylot Wanees Malabar Contrey" in 1681.
Historic Tamil Eelam or "Coylot Wanees Malabar Land" in 1692 engraving of 1681 Robert Knox map.
This section holds a short summary of the history of the area of present-day Tamil Eelam, illustrated with maps, including historical maps of former countries and empires that included present-day Tamil Eelam.
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