The Existence of Tamils Civilization in Medan
Damanik, Septy Denso
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This paper shows how the existence and the culture of the Tamil tribe in the city of Medan. Given the city of Medan is known for its diversity with various tribes and religions and one of them is the Tamil Tribe community. Using a qualitative approach, data were collected through interviews with informants who are Tamil tribes in the city of Medan. The results of this paper indicate that the existence of the culture ofthe Tamil tribe can be described from several cultural elements that they have, namely language, kinship system, knowledge system, life equipment, arts, livelihood, and religious systems. Through this cultural element, Tamil people residing in the city of Medan began to adapt and adapt to the environment and cultural diversity in the city of Medan. This can be seen from the shifts and changes that occur in the cultural elements of the Tamil tribe. Thesechanges are influenced by several factors which in this paper are divided into internal factors and external factors.