Definition of Dravidian adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//drəˈvɪdiən//
; NAmE NAmE//drəˈvɪdiən//
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connected with a group of languages spoken in southern India and in Sri Lanka, or with the people who speak these languages Word Originfrom Sanskrit drāviḍa ‘relating to the Tamils’ (people of southern India and Sri Lanka) (from Dravida ‘Tamil’) + -ian.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: Dravidian