List of Tirukkural translations by language


Tirukkural, also known as the Kural, is considered one of the most widely translated non-religious works in the world.[1] As of 2020, the work has been translated into about 41 world languages. As of 2014, English language alone had about 57 versions available, which is estimated to have crossed 100 by 2020.

A typical Tamil version of the Kural

Table of available translations


S. No.LanguageYear of first
translation
No. of translations
available
(as of 2020)
No. of complete
translations available
1.Arabic197643
2.Armenian197811
3.Bengali193944
4.Burmese196411
5.Chinese196722
6.Czech195210
7.Dutch196410
8.English17945831
9.Fijian19642
10.Finnish197210
11.French176718
12.Garo20001
13.German18038
14.Gujarati193131
15.Hindi192419
16.Indonesian11
17.Italian198511
18.Japanese19812
19.Kannada19408
20.Konkani200211
21.Korean21
22.Latin173031
23.Malay19643
24.Malayalam159521
25.Marathi193021
26.Meitei201211
27.Norwegian201711
28.Odia197865
29.Polish19582
30.Punjabi19832
31.Rajasthani19821
32.Russian196342
33.Sanskrit19228
34.Santali10
35.Saurashtra198011
36.Sinhalese19612
37.Swedish19711
38.Telugu187714
39.Thai201911
40.Urdu19652
41.Vaagri Booli1

Alphabetically


See also


References


  1. "Thirukkural translations in different languages of the world". www.oocities.org. Retrieved 10 January 2017.