Wikijunior:Ancient Civilizations/Dravidians

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What country did they live in?[edit]

Dravidians occupied the southern part of the Indian subcontinent, covering the entire Deccan Plateau region as well as the Sri Lankan islands.

What did their buildings look like?[edit]

What did they eat?[edit]

What did they wear?[edit]

What did they look like?[edit]

Dravidians were short, dark-skinned people with small noses.

What did their writing look like?[edit]

What did they believe?[edit]

What is their history?[edit]

The Dravidians had a civilization called Indus Valley civilization In India. They were peaceful farmers. In about 2000 BC, a large group of tribes called the Aryans probably settled down about the Dravidians when many Aryans moved from Central Asia searching for new grasslands. As more and more Aryans began arriving, there was not enough land for everyone and so there were many battles between the Aryans and Dravidians. Unfortunately for the Dravidians, they were not trained for war and so they could not stand a chance against Aryans who were rough, fierce and good fighters and had fast chariots, metal weapons and leather armor. Many villages and towns were destroyed in these battles. By 1000 BC, most of the Dravidians had been killed, many had been wounded and some had fled to south to start a new civilization in the Deccan. Some had become slaves or workers for the conquerors.

Are some of them famous even today?[edit]

What is left of them today?[edit]

This civilization gave the world the language with letters known as Tamil.