A new research paper has provided some new insight on the linguistic culture of the Indus Valley Civilization (IVC). Earlier, a study found that the diet of the people of IVC had a dominance of meat, including extensive eating of beef. In July 2021, UNESCO announced the Harappan city of Dholavira in Gujarat as India’s 40th world heritage site.
IVCs have Proto-Dravidian as its ancestor language, which is the ancestral language of all current Dravidian languages. Dravidian language speakers had a stronger historical presence in northern India, particularly in the Indus Valley region, from where they moved. In the Indus Valley area, Proto-Dravidian was one of numerous languages spoken. According to the study, more than one or two groups of languages were spoken over IVC’s one-million-square-kilometer region. People from ancient Persia may have transmitted the Indic language to Mesopotamia by acting as mediators between Mesopotamia and IVC traders while selling IVC’s ivory
Source: The Indian Express