indo-dravidian


indo-dravidian
I. \\|in(ˌ)dō+\ adjective
Usage: usually capitalized I&D
: of, relating to, or characteristic of Indo-Dravidians
II. noun
Usage: capitalized I&D
: a member of a composite people resulting from intermixture between the native Dravidians of India and the Aryan invaders but having some elements of the Munda-speaking racial group

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