Dravidian language

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Noun1.Dravidian language - a large family of languages spoken in south and central India and Sri Lanka
natural language, tongue - a human written or spoken language used by a community; opposed to e.g. a computer language
South Dravidian - a Dravidian language spoken primarily in southern India
South-Central Dravidian - a Dravidian language spoken primarily in south central India
Central Dravidian - a Dravidian language spoken primarily in central India
North Dravidian - a Dravidian language spoken primarily in eastern India
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The Indian Languages are mainly classified into two major categories; i) Indo-Aryan ii) Dravidian Language families.
Coelho presents interlinearized texts in the Dravidian language spoken by the Betta Kurumba community, who live in a mountainous forested region at the junction of the southern Indian states Karnataka, Kerala, and Tamil Nadu.
As a fan of Tamil culture and literature, and armed with a decent understanding of the India's great Dravidian language, this writer was keen to hear spoken Brahui, in an attempt to at least decode a few words.
IANS London The Dravidian language family consisting mainly of Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam and Telugu spoken by 220 million people across southern India and other countries is nearly 4,500 years old, finds a study.
Berlin: The Dravidian language family, consisting of 80 varieties spoken by nearly 220 million people across southern and central India, originated about 4,500 years ago, a study has found.
Brahui, a Dravidian Language. Munich: Lincom Europa.
Brahui, a Dravidian language spoken in parts of Pakistan and Afghanistan, has been listed as one of the ancient languages of the world.
(i) Tamil and Malayalam belong to Dravidian language family and are neighboring languages spoken in Tamil Nadu and Kerala, respectively (Figure 15).
In Chapter 15, Ravi Ponamgi analyzes quantification in Telegu (781-844), a Central Dravidian language with 70 million speakers mainly in the South Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.
Hence, Tamil, which is closer to the proto- Dravidian language, had more probable links with the ancient civilisation than Sanskrit.
Sri Lanka, which claims to have just defeated the Tamil Tigers, was fighting to keep the minority Tamils (who speak a Dravidian language and are typically Hindus) as citizens of Sri Lanka, which is dominated by Sinhalese-speaking Buddhists.
The wide range of the presented subjects may be grasped by some of the entries, which appear peripheral to some extent, such as Latin America, Malagasy, Malayalam (a south Dravidian language), Mali, Nigeria, North America, Nubian, Persian, politeness, Ottoman empire, Pakistan.