30 South Asia: Dravidian linguistic history
Part II: Holocene migrations
Published Online: 4 FEB 2013
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The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration
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Southworth, F. C. and McAlpin, D. W. 2013. 30 South Asia: Dravidian linguistic history. The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration. .
- Published Online: 4 FEB 2013
The ancestral Dravidian languages, related to ancient Elamite of Iran, originated west of the Indus valley and probably spread through there into peninsular India during the 3rd millennium bce, the period of the Indus Valley civilization. Relationships between the Dravidian and Indo-Aryan languages are also informative about Dravidian prehistory.
- South Asia, Dravidian