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1. Of or relating to India or its peoples or cultures.
2. Of or relating to the branch of the Indo-European language family comprising Sanskrit, the Prakrits, and their modern descendants, such as Bengali, Hindi-Urdu, and Punjabi.
The Indic branch of Indo-European. Also called Indo-Aryan.
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(Languages) denoting, belonging to, or relating to a branch of Indo-European consisting of the Indo-European languages of India, including Sanskrit, Hindi and Urdu, Punjabi, Gujerati, Bengali, and Sinhalese
nAlso called: Indo-Aryan
(Languages) this group of languages
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1. of or pertaining to India; Indian.
[1875–80; < Latin Indicus of India < Greek Indikós]
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Sanskrit, Sanskritic language - (Hinduism) an ancient language of India (the language of the Vedas and of Hinduism); an official language of India although it is now used only for religious purposes
Sindhi - the Indic language of Sind which is spoken also in western India
Indo-Iranian, Indo-Iranian language - the branch of the Indo-European family of languages including the Indic and Iranian language groups
Dard, Dardic, Dardic language - any of a group of Indic languages spoken in Kashmir and eastern Afghanistan and northern Pakistan
Nepali - the official state language of Nepal
Prakrit - any of the vernacular Indic languages of north and central India (as distinguished from Sanskrit) recorded from the 3rd century BC to the 4th century AD
Prakrit - any of the modern Indic languages
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