Parji


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a Dravidian language spoken in south central India

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(10.) The Malay text reads: 'Adapun yang memberi kuat akan jimak itu melihat orang jimak atau binatang jimak dengan ditilik kepada segala parji binatang itu dan membaca segala kitab yang dikarang oleh segala ulama pada menyatakan ilmu nisa itu dan menengar segala hikayat orang kuat kimak dan menengar suara perempuan yang merdu...' (emphasis added); Leiden University Library Cod.
Looking just at matches of Brahui with a single other language: Tamil has four [DEDR 500, 919, 3373, 3833], Kurux, two [DEDR 753, 3358], Kui, two [DEDR 923, 3560], and Parji, two [DEDR 1289, 4634]; looking at matches with some closely related pairs of languages: Tamil-Malayalam has nine [DEDR 872, 3029, 3338, 4618, 5384, and the above Tamil entries] and Kurux-Malto, eleven.
Using Steever's (1993: 4) names, three distinct and coherent groups are universally recognized: 1) South: Tamil, Malayalam, Irula, Kodagu, Toda, Kota, Kannada, and Tulu; 2) South-Central: Telugu, Gondi, Konda, Kui, Kuvi, Pengo, and Manda; 3) Central: Kolami, Naiki, Parji, Ollari, and Gadaba.
Evidence from Konda, Parji, and Pengo supports Steever's reconstruction of the present perfect tense form to the period before the split between the central and the south-central subfamilies.