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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.
In•do-Ar•y•an(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.
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|Noun||1.||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"|