2012/11/14 Anirudh Bhati <anirudh...@gmail.com>: > The word 'Indic' itself is a derivative of the word "Hindus" or "Indus" > referring to the Indus Valley Civilization, which did not stretch as far as > Deccan India where the Dravidian family of languages have been prevalent. > The distinction between the Indic languages and Dravidian languages is an > important one, and they should not be confused to be one and the same.
So are the words "India" and "Indian". If this logic is true, then the English name of the Republic of India, and the name of this mailing list would be derogatory as well. Evidently, to most people they aren't. Nobody here is dismissing Dravidian languages. Everybody understands that they are distinct. It's just that the word "Indic" often refers to them, too. When the context and the meaning may be unclear, use "Indo-Aryan" and "Dravidian". -- Amir Elisha Aharoni · אָמִיר אֱלִישָׁע אַהֲרוֹנִי http://aharoni.wordpress.com “We're living in pieces, I want to live in peace.” – T. Moore _______________________________________________ Wikimediaindia-l mailing list Wikimediaindiafirstname.lastname@example.org To unsubscribe from the list / change mailing preferences visit https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaindia-l