Dravidian

noun
Dra·​vid·​i·​an | \ drə-ˈvi-dē-ən How to pronounce Dravidian (audio) \

Definition of Dravidian

1 : a member of an ancient dark-skinned people of southern India

Other Words from Dravidian

Dravidian adjective

First Known Use of Dravidian

1856, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Dravidian

Sanskrit Drāviḍa

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“Dravidian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Dravidian. Accessed 21 May. 2022.

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