From: markodegard@...
Message: 7892
Date: 2001-07-15

I know next to nothing about Munda, but what I've read is intriguing.
There seem to be a set of Mundaisms that came to Indic via Dravidian
first. Munda itself seems to have some very ancient Dravidianisms.
As I recall, however, direct Indic-Munda borrowings are rarer (my
memory or my initial comprehension of what I read may be faulty here,

It seems there not even sure if Munda is an independent language
family or a branch of another (AustroAsian?).

The situation is sort of like Hungary, where you get Uralic, IE and
Turkic items all stirred together.

--- In cybalist@..., "S.Kalyanaraman" <kalyan97@...> wrote:
> Thanks for your kind note, Piotr Gasiorowski. In the absence of an
> etymological dictionary for Munda words and a grammar of proto-Munda
> or proto-Dravidian, it is a tough task indeed. The number of Munda
> words in R.gveda is indeed intriguing as pointed out by Kuiper.