Definition of Tamil Tigers in English:

Tamil Tigers

Pronunciation /ˈtaməl ˈtīɡərz/ /ˈtæməl ˈtaɪɡərz/

proper noun

  • A Sri Lankan guerrilla organization founded in 1972 that seeks the establishment of an independent state (Eelam) in the northeast of the country for the Tamil community. They waged an armed campaign until defeated by the Sri Lankan army in 2009.