Dravidian language

noun

: a language of a family of languages that are used in southern India, northern Sri Lanka, and in the isolated case of Brahui in Pakistan, that have no established genetic relationship to any other family, and that are classified into a Dravida group comprising Tamil, Malayalam, Kanarese, Kurukh, and Malto, an Andhra group comprising Telugu, Gondi, and Khond, and a Brahui group containing only Brahui

Word History

First Known Use

1871, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Dravidian language was in 1871

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“Dravidian language.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Dravidian%20language. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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