Dravidian


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Synonyms for Dravidian

a member of one of the aboriginal races of India (pushed south by Caucasians and now mixed with them)

a large family of languages spoken in south and central India and Sri Lanka

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Wherever a word could be assigned to a sure or probable source, this was done, and it was then removed from the working list, except for Dravidian cognates.
Apart from being the first to give birth to the sub genre of Dravidian Massive Bass in Dubai, our highlights would include serving a platform for new local talent, executing the first silent disco (where people listen to different music on headphones), launching our extension night called Simbly South Secrets, movie premiere after parties, celebrity guests and, of course, being nominated for awards.
The language is now considered the parent language of 7,000 Dravidian languages spoken in the Deccan in India.
Elena Bashir, while reading his paper on Brahui language, said that Brahui language has strong connections with other Dravidian languages.
Matrilineal culture and matriarchy are seen in the nair societies and they speak a Dravidian language.
The leadership of the Dravidian movement had capable authors and literati in Annadurai and Karunanidhi, who utilized popular media of stage plays and movies to spread its political message and soon Tamil drama/film served the propagandist project of the ruling party.
Belonging to the Dravidian family of languages, Tulu was highly praised by the Victorian linguists such as Robert Caldwell (1856) who said: "Tulu is one of the most developed languages of the Dravidian family.
Majority of India's population are using Indo-European and Dravidian languages.
Gangetic influences from Bengal, and Dravidian from Andhra and Tamil Nadu, also made their contributions to the religious development of the region.
Mr Bell had been keen to share his passion for cycling with his pupils and last year when he made a decision to do a sponsored cycle around the Dravidian Desert, which is 300 miles, he jokingly told the children if he had to do it then so did they.
Past studies have shown similar findings in the Indian subcontinent among the speakers of Tibeto-Burman and among the immigrant Indo-European languages as opposed to indigenous Dravidian languages.
The ethno-linguistic composition of the population of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Maldives, and Sri Lanka mostly falls within two large groups, Dravidian and Indo-Aryan.
Distribution of HLA (class I and class II) antigens in the native Dravidian Hindus of Tamil Nadu, south India.
we've got Dravidian Dream; her jockey's wearing the brown jersey we've got Mayan Mystery in lane #3; her jockey is in the red jersey in lane # 4, Golden Son is in the yellow jersey and in lane # 5 .
Parpola, supported by his formidable knowledge of Indian languages and culture, maintains that the language of the Indus script is proto-Dravidian, ancestral to the family of Dravidian languages spoken in south India, such as Tamil; and he has argued for this in numerous publications, most notably his Deciphering the Indus Script (1994).