Mastering Tamil will take from you 1100 hours or 44 weeks in a class according to FSI. Difficulty category for mastering it is evaluated 2 point.
Learning Khmer might seem like a overwhelming thing to do. FSI has concluded that it takes 1100 hours or 44 weeks in a class to learn the language. The difficulty point is 2.
You will most likely find people, who speaks Tamil in India, Singapore, Malaysia, Mauritius and South Africa, Bahrain, Fiji, Germany, Netherlands, Qatar, Reunion, Singapore, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom.
Number of native speakers is about 61,500,000.
Number of fluent speakers is about 69,000,000. The biggest country in which Tamil is used as a native language is India.
Native speakers of Khmer are mostly from Cambodia and are about 13,000,000 people.
Khmer are spoken fluently by 15,000,000 people.
The language is spoken in Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand, Canada, China, France, Laos, USA..
Tamil came from Southern branch of the Dravidian language family.
Mon-Khmer branch of the Austroasiatic language family is the origin of Khmer language.