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Non-Hindi language in Bollywood song?

Greetings, fellow linguaphiles!

I'm currently writing a paper on the movie Dil Se. Unfortunately, I don't speak Hindi and the DVD I ended up with doesn't have subtitles during the songs, so I've had to use this site to get a sense of what the lyrics mean.

One song in particular (Jiya Jale Jaan Jale, the second song on the above page) has a few lines in it which look very different from the rest of the transliterated Hindi, and I was wondering if any of you could look at the following transliterated lines and tell me what language they're in.

punjirithanji konjikko munthiri muththoli chindhikko
vanjani varna chundhari vaavae
thaanginnakkath thakadhimiyaadum thanganilaavae hoi
thanga kolusallae kurugum kuyilallae maarana mayilallae hoi
thanga kolusallae kurugum kuyilallae maarana mayilallae

Translated on that same page as:
Smile and pour forth your innocent, grape-sweet talk,
colorful, lovely baby...
Oh, dancing golden moonbeam,
oh, you are a golden anklet, a singing bird, a dancing peacock!
You are a golden anklet, a singing bird, a dancing peacock!

Is this Hindi? Am I nuts?

Thanks!
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