Explained: An ancient Dravidian language link with the Indus Valley civilisation

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A new research paper published in the peer-reviewed journal of the Springer Nature Group has provided some interesting new insight on the linguistic culture of the Harappan

What language did the inhabitants of the Indus Valley Civilisation (IVC) communicate in? Scholars of history and archaeology have been asking this question ever since the Bronze Age civilization was discovered back in the mid-19th century. The Indus Valley script is yet to be deciphered.

A new research paper published in the peer-reviewed journal of the Springer Nature Group has provided some interesting new insight on the linguistic culture of the Harappans. Taking clues from a few words shared between the Indus Valley people and the cultures they came in contact with, the paper traced their language roots to proto-Dravidian, which is the ancestral language of all the modern Dravidian languages. Thereafter the paper suggested that speakers of ancestral Dravidian languages had a…

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