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Dravidian

Noun

1 a member of one of the aboriginal races of India (pushed south by Caucasians and now mixed with them)
2 a large family of languages spoken in south and central India and Sri Lanka [syn: Dravidic, Dravidian language]

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English

Proper noun

en-proper noun s
  1. A family of related ethnicities and languages primarily in Southern India, Northeast Sri Lanka, and parts of Pakistan, and Bangladesh.
  2. Any of several aboriginal peoples of India and Sri Lanka thought to have spread south following Aryan migration.
  3. Any of the languages of these people; Dravidic.

Extensive Definition

Dravidian may refer to the following about southern South Asia:
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Dravidian in Persian: دراویدی
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