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¦ār- sometimes ˈärēˌō or ˈär(ˌ)yō or ˈȧrēˌō or ˈȧ(ˌ)yō +
: of, relating to, or characteristic of the Indian people having a mixture of Aryan and Dravidian blood that historically constituted the chief population of northern India and of the southern half of Sri Lanka


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plural -s
: one of the Aryo-Dravidian people

Word History



Aryo- (from Aryan entry 1) + Dravidian

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“Aryo-Dravidian.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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