South India is a region in India comprising of five Indian states of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Telangana.
The region of South India also known as Dravida as is used in National Anthem of India. A majority of South Indians speaks Dravidian language: Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil and Telugu. Other languages speaks in South India is English and Hindi.
Apart from the English name South India, southern part of India has been known by several other historical names. Adi Shankara invented the name Dravida in 8th century as he called himself Dravida Shishu (Dravida Child) means Child of South India. The term Deccan, and Anglicized from of the word Dakshina meaning south refers only the area covered by Deccan Plateau. The Deccan Plateau is a volcanic plateau that covers most of peninsular India excluding the costal area. South India is a peninsula, bounded on the west by Arabian Sea, Bay of Bengal in the east, Indian Ocean in south and in north by Vindhya & Satpura ranges. South Indian is a peninsula, bounded on the west of Arabian Sea, Bay of Bengal in the east, Indian Ocean in South and in the north by the Vindhya and Satpura ranges. The Satpura ranges define the northern branch of the Deccan Plateau. The Western Ghats, along the western coast, marks another boundary of the plateau.