"New linguistic analysis finds Dravidian language famnily
approximately 4,500 years old".

Origin of the Dravidian language family consisting of about 80 varieties spoken by 220 million people across southern and central India and surrounding countries, can be dated to about 4,500 years ago. This based on new linguistic analyses by an international team, indluding estimate is researchers from the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, that previously used data reported collected Dravidian first-hand subgroups from  native speakers published representing all previously reported Dravidian subgroups These findings published in Royal Society Open Science, match well with earlier linguistic and archaeological studies.

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