1. a large family of languages spoken in south and central India and Sri Lanka
  2. a member of one of the aboriginal inhabitants of India
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  • Siror at January 21, 2005 04:30 AM i know that kannada got derived from Tamil which is the oldest and originated in india but aryans(sankrits) migrated to india and settled down here. so we should not make any distinction between Tamil and Kannada and we are Dravidians and Indians and get rid out these Arayans(north indians, Brahmins from country) from india who are dominating us and they don't have any patriotism that is the reason why many north Indians and especially Brahmins settled down in foriegn countries like US, UK etc,.. Languagehat.com: HISTORY OF KANNADA.
  • Mann clearly realized that the Dravidian gods and goddesses in fact subverted the Hindu pantheon and changed the substance of the Aryan religion through their very presence in it.
  • Here Tulu language, one of the five main Dravidian languages of the South, with its extinct script is spoken.
  • Lacy tree branches cast their shadows on the Five Raths, seventh century Dravidian shrines to Hindu gods each carved from a single, massive granite boulder.
  • If theDravidian hypothesis is correct, it might be possible to match wordsfrom the old form of Tamil, a Dravidian language spoken in Tamil Nadu, with the Indus signs.
  • The prevailing faith of the Dravidians, therefore, is demonolatry; and the myriad shrines in the villages and hamlets, and the daily rites conducted in them, attest the universal prevalence of this belief and the great place it has in the life of these so-called Hindus. India, Its Life and Thought
  • The whole Indian peninsula south of the Vindhyas, save for a part of Maharashtra (Nasik and Pratishthana) easily accessible from Malwa and already Aryanized, was occupied by Dravidians: Canarese-speakers on the northwest, Telugu-speakers on the east, and Tamil-speakers in the Carnatic. C. South India
  • The Padmanabha Swamy temple is referred to as the best specimen of the Dravidian style of architecture found all over the State.
  • It is a Dravidian theater for the lower classes, paralleling the professional natak companies for the rich.
  • --- So it means the self proclaimed superior intelligence of the Tamil Brahmin is due to the Dravidian genes mixing with them. Why are South Indians so smart?
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