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Meaning of Dravidian

Dra•vid•i•an

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.
—adj.
  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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