Dravidian

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Etymology[edit]

From Sanskrit द्राविड (drāviḍa), [script needed] (drāvḷa), hypercorrection of Prakrit dāviḍa, dāmiḷo, damiḷa, from Old Tamil tamil (mod. Tamiẓ).

Proper noun[edit]

Dravidian

  1. A family of related ethnicities and languages primarily in Southern India, Northeast Sri Lanka, and parts of Pakistan, and Bangladesh.
  2. Any of the languages of these aboriginal peoples; Dravidic.

Translations[edit]

Noun[edit]

Dravidian (plural Dravidians)

  1. A member of any of several aboriginal peoples of India and Sri Lanka thought to have spread in India before Aryan migration.