Dravidian Languages: Origins & Family


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Which of the following statements about the language spoken by people living in the ancient Indus Valley civilization is TRUE?

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1. About how many people today speak one of the Dravidian languages?

2. Of the existing Dravidian languages, which is spoken by the largest number of people today?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The family and origins of the Dravidian languages are the focus of these assessments. You'll be quizzed on topics that include the language that ancient people in the Indus Valley spoke and the number of people who speak one of the Dravidian languages today.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Quiz questions will test your knowledge of the following:

  • The most-spoken Dravidian language today
  • The number of Dravidian languages in existence today
  • Language that is the most similar to the Dravidian languages from a given list

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on the Dravidian languages, such as their relationship to the ancient Indus Valley peoples
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the number of Dravidian languages that people speak today
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about one of the Dravidian languages that's spoken the most in today's world and the number of people who speak at least one of the Dravidian languages

Additional Learning

For more on these languages, you can watch or read through the lesson called Dravidian Languages: Origins & Family. These points will be discussed:

  • Oldest existing document that was written in Tamil
  • Indus Valley that thrived from 2500-2000 BCE
  • Languages that were possibly derived from the Dravidian languages
  • The countries where Dravidian languages are spoken today