Dravidian

noun
Dra·​vid·​i·​an | \drə-ˈvi-dē-ən \

Definition of Dravidian 

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

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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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