Dravidian

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  • noun

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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The nair community is matrilineal and is one of the few functional matriarchies in the world and speaks the Dravidian language with similarities to celtic, scythian, berber and basque societies.
Debate over identity politics in Tamil Nadu dates back to the emergence of Dravidian linguistic identity in the 1920s under the leadership of E.
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.
The accounts of Naga kings of Sri Lanka described the Dravidians as having descended from the mixed Indian aboriginal and the visiting Kushites/Puntites peoples.
There Craig helped prove that many of the deceased Branch Dravidians had shot themselves or had been shot to death by fellow cult members before the FBI rushed the compound, leading to the fire that consumed the cult's complex of buildings.
This belt gave rise to the Hamitic peoples of Africa and the Dravidians of India.
The two largest groups are the Indo-Aryans, who live mostly in the north, and the Dravidians, who have darker skin and live in the south.
Indeed, he attributed Caldwell's Dravidian premise to `his amiable enthusiasm for his beloved Dravidians', this being an allusion to the fact that Caldwell was a missionary in Madras (Campbell 1866: 54).
India's population includes light-skinned Aryans, primarily in the north, and dark-skinned Dravidians, primarily in the south.
As for the Dravidians, their appeal remains confined to the lands between Tirupati and Kanyakumari.
Indians consist of three races Dravidians, Aryans and we in the northeast.