Definition of South dravidian

1. Noun. A Dravidian language spoken primarily in southern India.

Generic synonyms: Dravidian, Dravidian Language, Dravidic
Specialized synonyms: Irula, Kota, Kotar, Toda, Kanarese, Kannada, Tulu, Malayalam, Tamil



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Lexicographical Neighbors of South Dravidian

South Azerbaijan
South Bend
South Britain
South Briton
South Britons
South Canara
South Carolina
South Carolinian
South Carolinians
South Caucasus
South China Sea
South Dakota
South Dakotan
South Dakotans
South Downs
South Dravidian
South Equatorial Current
South Florida
South Frigid Zone
South Georgia
South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
South Holland
South India
South Indian
South Indians
South Island
South Islander
South Kalimantan
South Korea
South Korean

Literary usage of South dravidian

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Calcutta Review by University of Calcutta (1844)
"... 'Tamil developed a literary mode of its own which is essentially south dravidian.' But Suniti Kumar must not be judged and valued as a linguist only. ..."

2. Toda Grammar and Texts by Murray Barnson Emeneau (1984)
"... Department of Linguistics Publication 8 (Annamalainagar). . 19676. "The South Dravidian Languages." Jour. Amer. Oriental Soc. 87: pp. 365-413. 1969. ..."

3. Toda Grammar and Texts by Murray Barnson Emeneau (1984)
"... early and recent in their ordering, which are not shared by the other South Dravidian languages (or which are shared only to a small extent by Kota). ..."

4. An Account of the Polynesian Race: Its Origins and Migrations, and the by Abraham Fornander, John F. G. Stokes (1878)
"The Polynesian terms for " six," ono, hono, ene, hene, unu, and una, appear to connect themselves with the south dravidian forms of the term for "one," such ..."

5. An Account of the Polynesian Race: Its Origins and Migrations, and the by Abraham Fornander, John F. G. Stokes (1878)
"The Polynesian terms for " six," ono, hono, cue, hene, unu, and una, appear to connect themselves with the south dravidian forms of the term for "one," such ..."

6. The New American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge edited by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1864)
"... containing 6 groups; realm 2, with the Tartarian, Sinie, North and South Dravidian, containing 5, 6, 4, and 6 groups respectively; realm 3, ..."

7. The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by Charles Anderson Dana (1874)
"... &c., as follows: realm 1, with the Finno-Ugrian, containing 6 groups; realm 2, with the Tartarian, Sinic, North and south dravidian, containing 5, 6, 4, ..."

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