Meaning of Dravidian


Pronunciation: (dru-vid'ē-un), [key]
— n.
  1. a family of languages, wholly distinct from Indo-European, spoken mostly in southern India and Sri Lanka and including Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, and, in Pakistan, Brahui.
  2. a member of the aboriginal population occupying much of southern India and parts of Sri Lanka.
  1. of or pertaining to this people or their language.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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