Published on: August 20, 2021
What is in news : New Study Suggests Indus Valley People Spoke Ancestral Dravidian Language.
FINDINGS OF THE PAPER
- The paper
- Suggested that speakers of ancestral Dravidian languages had a greater historic presence in northern India including the Indus Valley region from where they migrated
- Took into account the thriving trade relations between the Indus Valley Civilisation (IVC) and the Persian Gulf as well as Mesopotamia
- The word for elephant in Bronze Age Mesopotamia had its roots in a Proto-Dravidian language that was spoken by the IVC people
- SIGNIFICANCE: The possible implication of this finding is that there was a population movement from north-western India to south India