Dravida

noun Dra·vi·da \ˈdrävədə\

Definition of Dravida

plural

Dravidas

also

Dravida

  1. 1 :  dravidian 1

  2. 2 :  any of several Dravidian languages

  3. 3 :  one of the basic styles of medieval Indian architecture

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Origin and Etymology of dravida

Sanskrit Drāviḍa, Draviḍa, of Dravidian origin; akin to Tamil tamir̤ Tamil


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