Definition of Adivasi in English:

Adivasi

Line breaks: Adi|vasi
Pronunciation: /ˌɑːdɪˈvɑːsi/

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noun (plural Adivasis)

  • 1A member of any of the aboriginal tribal peoples living in India before the arrival of the Aryans in the second millennium bc.
  • 1.1A descendant of any of the Adivasi peoples.

Origin

from modern Sanskrit ādivāsī, from Sanskrit ādi 'earliest' + vāsi 'inhabitant'.

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