Indo-Aryan


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In·do-Ar·y·an

 (ĭn′dō-âr′ē-ən, -ăr′-)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or being a member of an Indic-speaking people.
2. Of or relating to the Indic branch of Indo-European.
n.
1. A member of an Indic-speaking people.
2. See Indic.

Indo-Aryan

adj
1. (Languages) another word for Indic1
2. (Peoples) another word for Indic1
n
3. (Languages) another name for Indic2
4. (Peoples) another name for Indic2
5. (Languages) a native speaker of an Indo-Aryan language
6. (Peoples) a native speaker of an Indo-Aryan language

In•do-Ar•y•an

(ˈɪn doʊˈɛər i ən, -yən, -ˈær; -ˈɑr yən)

n.
1. one of the two major divisions of the Indo-Iranian languages, including Sanskrit, Hindi, Bengali, Marathi, and other languages of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka.
2.
a. a speaker of any of these languages.
b. a speaker of the Indo-European language that was the ancestor of the ancient and modern Indo-Aryan languages.
adj.
3. of or pertaining to these languages or their speakers.
[1840–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Indo-Aryan - a branch of the Indo-Iranian family of languages
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
Adj.1.Indo-Aryan - of or relating to the former Indo-European people; "Indo-European migrations"
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While Bengalis are of Indo-Aryan descent the Assamese tribes are of Mongoloid stock.
Mumbai, India, May 08, 2019 --(PR.com)-- Assamese is a branch of the Indo-Aryan language, which evolved in the 7th century AD having its roots in the Sanskrit language.
The flow of the movement of people over thousands of years is tied up with the Indo-Aryan people of the Indus Valley, of which Harappa is a prime example near Lahore.
The Indian Languages are mainly classified into two major categories; i) Indo-Aryan ii) Dravidian Language families.
Sindhi is an Indo-Aryan language that can be traced back to the Sindh region of the subcontinent.
It seems that variant scripts were prevalent here in these localities of Sindh after the Indus and Sarswati scripts and before the development and evolution of Sanskrit, Brahmi and other Indo-Aryan scripts.
A separate academy is being set up for Pali and Prakrit, the Indo-Aryan languages that are not spoken anymore.
She explained that Sanskrit was actually an Indo-Aryan script and language originating from Persia (modern day Iran) and the Arabian peninsula.
'We speak Kalash language, from the Dardic family of the Indo-Aryan branch,' she added.
'Other linguists and I were able to collect a hundred or so words which suggested that this language belongs to Indo-Aryan sub family of languages.'

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