7 oldest Indian languages that are still spoken today

Tamil: Oldest Classical Language

Rich history spanning over two millennia.


Ancient Scholarly Language

Telugu: Oldest Dravidian Tongue

Rich literary heritage from early centuries CE.

Kannada: Ancient Dravidian Heritage

Roots dating back to the 5th century CE.

Malayalam: Dravidian Tradition

History dating back to the 9th century CE.

Odia (Oriya): Indo-Aryan Legacy

Long history from the 10th century CE.

Marathi: Evolved from Prakrit

Rich literary tradition in Maharashtra and beyond.

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