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1. A branch of the Indo-European language family that comprises the Indic and Iranian languages.
2. A member of any of the peoples speaking an Indo-Iranian language.

In′do-I·ra′ni·an adj.


(Languages) of or relating to the Indic and Iranian branches of the Indo-European family of languages
(Languages) this group of languages, sometimes considered as forming a single branch of Indo-European


(ˈɪn doʊ ɪˈreɪ ni ən, -ɪˈrɑ-, -aɪˈreɪ-)

a family of languages, a branch of the Indo-European family, that includes the Indo-Aryan and Iranian languages.
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Noun1.Indo-Iranian - the branch of the Indo-European family of languages including the Indic and Iranian language groups
Indo-European language, Indo-Hittite, Indo-European - the family of languages that by 1000 BC were spoken throughout Europe and in parts of southwestern and southern Asia
Indic, Indo-Aryan - a branch of the Indo-Iranian family of languages
Iranian language, Iranian - the modern Persian language spoken in Iran
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Relations between Pakistan and Iran have spanned since the common prehistoric Indo-Iranian heritage.
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Iranian languages form a major subgroup of the Indo-Iranian branch of the Indo-European Language family.
The rich folkloric heritage of the Turkmens retained Indo-Iranian and Turkic elements.
Urdu is a South Asian language from the Indo-European family and within the central zone's Indo-Iranian branch.
About 98% of languages spoken in Pakistan are Indo-Iranian, a branch of Indo-European family of languages (of which approximately 75% are Indo-Aryan and 20% are pure Iranian).
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