Dravidian languages and literatures

a contribution toward a bibliography of books in English and in a few other European languages, on, about, and translated from the Dravidian languages
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Madurai University , Madurai
Dravidian philology -- Bibliogr
Statementcompiled by Busnagi Rajannan.
LC ClassificationsZ7049.D7 R34, PL4601 R34
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41 rows  The Dravidian languages are a language family spoken by more than million people, mainly in southern India and northern Sri Lanka, with pockets elsewhere in South Asia. Since the colonial era, there have been small but significant immigrant communities outside South Asia in Mauritius, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Britain, Australia, Geographic distribution: South Asia and.

Other articles where Dravidian literature is discussed: South Asian arts: Dravidian literature: 1st–19th century: Of the four literary Dravidian languages, Tamil has been recorded earliest, followed by Kannada, Telugu, and Malayalam. Tamil literature has a classical tradition of its own, while the literatures of the other languages have been influenced by Sanskrit models.

The Dravidian languages are spoken by over million people in South Asia and in Diaspora communities around the world, and constitute the world's fifth largest language family.

It consists of about 26 languages in total including Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada and Telugu, as well as over 20 non-literary languages. In this book, Bhadriraju Krishnamurti, one of the most eminent. The Dravidian language family is the world's fourth largest with over million speakers across South Asia from Pakistan to Nepal, from Bangladesh to Sri Lanka as well as having communities in Malaysia, North America and the UK.

Four of the languages, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam and Telugu are official national languages and the Dravidian family has 5/5(1).

The Dravidian languages are a language family spoken by Dravidian languages are mainly spoken in South India, western Bangladesh, northern Sri Lanka and southern are about 26 languages in this family. Main Dravidian languages. Telugu langu, speakers; Tamil langu, speakers; Kannada language Geographic distribution: South Asia, mostly South.

Korean and tamizh language are similar in Sanskrit word also copied from Tamizh nd writing script is tamizh ra chozhan tamizh king transfer adithada,varmam kalai martial arts to Thai which is now a day.

THE DRAVIDIAN LANGUAGES edited by Sanford B. Steever is a fairly typical entry in the Routledge Language Family Descriptions series.

It consists mainly of diachronic descriptions of languages from the family written by various experts: Old Tamil, Modern Tamil, Kannada, Tulu, Old Telugu, Telugu, Konda, Gondi, Kolami, Gadaba, Malto and Brahui/5.

Tamil is one of the most widely spoken languages in the world and, according to Harte and Heifetz (), has one of the richest literatures in the world. According to the CIA World Fact Book (), the literacy rates, according to the census, were %, %, and %, respectively, for the total population, males, and females.

Get this from a library. Dravidian languages and literatures: a contribution toward a bibliography of books in English and in a few other European languages, on, about, and translated from the Dravidian languages.

[Busnagi Rajannan]. Dravidian Languages and Literatures: A Contribution toward a bibliography of books in English and in few other European languages on, about, and translated from the Dravidian language ஆசிரியர்: Rajannan, Busnagi பதிப்பாளர்: Madurai: Madurai University, வடிவ விளக்கம்: xix, p.

Dravidian languages (drəvĭd`ēən), family of about 23 languages that appears to be unrelated to any other known language Dravidian languages are spoken by more than million people, living chiefly in S and central India and N Sri Lanka.

From The Jacket The Present volume attempts to make a systematic study of India's great literary heritage preserved in various languages of the country, old as well as modern.

A perusal of the forty-nine articles in this volume enables one to appreciate the basic phenomenon that despite various diversities-geographical, political, ethnographical, and linguistic-the fundamental unity.

The Dravidian peoples, or Dravidian speaking people, are the modern people speaking Dravidian languages and can trace (at least partially) ancestry to the ancient proto-Dravidians, which originated somewhere in West Asia years ago.

They for. The Elamo-Dravidian language family is a hypothesised language family that links the Dravidian languages of India to the extinct Elamite language of ancient Elam (present-day southwestern Iran).Linguist David McAlpin has been a chief proponent of the Elamo-Dravidian hypothesis.

According to McAlpin, the long-extinct Harappan language (the language or languages of the Geographic distribution: South Asia, West Asia. Information on the Dravidian language structure at the earliest stage of existence as well as on the course of its development in subsequent periods has become indispensable for the understanding of many fundamental aspects of the evolution of Indo-Aryan, Munda and other languages spoken in this area, not to mention the internal history of the Cited by: 5.

The Dravidian languages are spoken by nearly million people in South Asia and in diaspora communities around the world.

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They include Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada and Telugu, as well as over 20 non-literary languages/5. Map of the Dravidian languages in India, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nepal. Languages present in the dataset used in this paper are indicated by name, with languages with long (+ years) literatures in bold.

Kolipakam et al. A Bayesian phylogenetic study of the Dravidian language family. Royal Society Open Science (). The book is a reference volume and may serve as a source book for comparative and typological studies of the Dravidian languages.

Much of it is informed by the item-and-arrangement (I-A) method; accordingly, it contains extensive data, but the argumentation to link these data to linguistic generalizations varies in depth and detail from topic.

Dravidian languages by Andronov, M.S. (Mikhail Sergeevich) and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at   The Dravidian languages are a language family spoken mainly in southern India and parts of eastern and central India as well as in northeastern Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, and overseas in other countries such as Malaysia and Singapore.

The most populous Dravidian languages are Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, and Malayalam.—. One of these is the Dravidian Studies, a peer reviewed quarterly research journal of Dravidian University. Dravidian Studies committed to academic excellence, innovation and research, imbued with dispassionate enquiry, concerns itself with fields of Literatures, Languages, and Linguistics, other disciplines of Humanities and Education and.

Francis Ellis, a British civil servant who recognized the relationship between the four literary languages as well as Tulu, Kodagu and Malto, first described the Dravidian language family in In Robert Caldwell added several more.

The Muslims preferred the regional languages to Sanskrit and thus encouraged the development of popular regional literatures. They also used Arabic, Turkish, Persian, and Urdu.

Because Arabic was the language of the Koran (Qurʾan), Islam’s holy book, it was used extensively for scholarship. As late as the 18th century Shah Wali Allah, one of. Dravidian languages.

The Dravidian languages are a language family spoken mainly in southern India and parts of eastern and central India as well as in northeastern Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, and overseas in. To fulfill the objective of establishment of Dravidian University, Prasaaraanga, had been created for projecting and popularizing the forgotten, neglected and ignored classical treasures of the literatures of the four major Dravidian Languages along with.

Classification and Speakers. Dravidian languages are spoken by close to million people. The largest ones are Telugu (86 million), Tamil (78 million), Kannada (44 million) and Malayalam (39 million). They are divided into four groups (Northern, Central, South-Central, Southern) which started to separate from the hypothetic precursor Proto-Dravidian around BCE.

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Malayalam, the mother tongue of nearly thirty million Malayalis, ninety per cent of whom live in Kerala State in the south-west corner of India, belongs to the Dravidian family of languages.

Like the speakers, the languages also has been receptive to influences from abroad and tolerant of elements added from outside. Dravidian languages were first recognized as an independent family in by Francis W.

Ellis, a British civil servant. The term Dravidian was first employed by Robert A. Caldwell, who introduced the Sanskrit word dravida (which historically meant Tamil) into his Comparative Grammar of the Dravidian or South Indian Family of Languages (). Ancient Dravidians and origin.

According to scientists and historians, the Dravidian people are descendants of Neolithic West Asian farmers from Iran which conquered and largely displaced the outnumbered native hunter gatherers of India.

Dravidians are linked to the neolithic Zagros Mountain farmers, and this West Asian population forms the main ancestor of modern South. Pages in category "Dravidian languages" The following 4 pages are in this category, out of 4 ancestor: Proto-Dravidian.

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“All these literatures owed a great deal to Sanskrit, the magic wand of whose touch alone raised each of Dravidian Languages from the level of a patois to that of a literary idiom.”[5] – One of the most popular/controversial statement by great scholar i.Halfway across the world, languages spoken in southern India underwent similar changes.

Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, and Telugu, the four major languages spoken there, are .COMPARISON OF THE DRAVIDIAN *. AND GUANCHE LANGUAGES [Contacts]Please CLICK on underlined categories for detail [to search for Subject Matter, depress Ctrl/F ]:Next Introduction Guanche Toponyms & Theonyms Nyland's Comments.

Introdu ction In his book, Linguistic Archaeology, Edo Nyland compared the Dravidian language with that of Guanche.