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Dravidian Sub Families

(73 Languages)

The Dravidian family of languages includes approximately 26 languages that are mainly spoken in southern India and Sri Lanka, as well as certain areas in Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, and eastern and central India, as well as in parts of Afghanistan and Iran. Dravidian languages are spoken by more than 200 million people, and they appear to be unrelated to languages of other known families. A few scholars include the Dravidian languages in a larger Elamo-Dravidian language family, which includes the ancient Elamite language of what is now southwestern Iran; but this is not accepted by most linguists.

Central
Kolami-Naiki Northwestern Kolami, Southeastern Kolami.
Parji-Gadaba Mudhili Gadaba, Pottangi Ollar Gadaba, Duruwa.
Northern
  Brahui, Kumarbhag Paharia, Kurux, Nepali Kurux, Sauria Paharia
South-Central
Gondi-Kui
Gondi Dandami Maria, Eastern Muria, Far Western Muria, Southern Gondi, Northern Gondi, Khirwar, Maria, Western Muria, Nagarchal, Pardhan
Konda-Kui - Konda: Konda-Dora,
- Manda-Kui: Koya, Kui, Kuvi, Manda, Pengo
Telugu
  Chenchu, Manna-Dora, Savara, Telugu, Waddar
Southern
Tamil-Kannada
Kannada Badaga, Holiya, Kannada, Urali
Tamil-Kodagu - Kodagu: Kodagu, Kurumba, Alu Kurumba, Jennu Kurumba, Mullu Kurumba,
- Tamil-Malayalam: Aranadan, Kadar, Malayalam, Malapandaram, Malaryan, Paliyan, Paniya, Ravula, Irula, Kaikadi, Muthuvan, Sholaga, Tamil, Betta Kurumba, Yerukula, Mannan,
- Toda-Kota: Kota, Toda
Tulu
  Bellari, Kudiya
Koraga Korra Koraga, Mudu Koraga
  Tulu
Unclassified
  Ullatan
Unclassified
  Allar, Bazigar, Bharia, Kamar, Kanikkaran, Kurichiya, Malankuravan, Vishavan