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


1. (Languages) another word for Indic1
2. (Peoples) another word for Indic1
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


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

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.
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.
3. of or pertaining to these languages or their speakers.
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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As such, the Rakhine are a mixed population of the aborigines Negritos, Mauryans who are the Northern Indo-Aryans, and the Burmese of Yunan origin.
Thomas Burrow (23) suggested that they were deities of what he called "Proto-Indoaryans," forerunners of the Indo-Aryans, i.
Here we learn about how the nazis invented (in part in Egypt) their hideous racial "science," how imperialism and racial geography in Brea worked between 1914 and 1926 for their favor, how the history of Indo-Aryans was appropriated by the Nazis to back up their theories, how real Egyptians suffered in their association with the Nazis, the work of von Bissing (a famed Egyptologist and collector), and the work of German and Austrian Egyptologists in the years between the world wars.
Should a spark of freedom of personal anxiety emerge, the subjects are universally "encouraged" to use a hallucinogenic drug called "Soma" - an allusion to the Indo-Aryans drink of the same name.
Indo-Aryans form the predominant ethno-linguistic group in Pakistan, India (the central, eastern, western, and northern regions), Nepal, Sri Lanka, and the Maldives.
Iran means in effect 'Aryan' and harks back to the invading Indo-Aryans from Central Asia in the second millennium BC.
The Indo-Aryans of Ancient South Asia: Language, Material Culture and Ethnicity.
After the Naga culture got incorporated into Hinduism, Indo-Aryans themselves accepted many of the snake deities of the Nagas in their pantheon and some of them even enjoyed a pride of place in Puranic Hinduism.
Since the 2nd millennium BC, regions now inhabited by Pashtoons have seen invasions and migrations, including by Indo-Iranians, Iranian peoples, Indo-Aryans, Medes, Persians, Mauryas, Scythians, Kushans, Hephthalites, Greeks, Arabs, Turks, Mongols, he added.
The world it evokes resembles not the steamy plains of northwest India, but rather the dry steppes of western Eurasia whence the Indo-Aryans came," writes Dr.
The two largest groups are the Indo-Aryans, who live mostly in the north, and the Dravidians, who have darker skin and live in the south.
For the uninitiated, mead is a honey wine, first brewed by the Indo-Aryans of pre-history, and carried on in classical Greece and Rome.

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