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  1. Indo-European languages - Wikipedia

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    1 day ago · There are about 445 living Indo-European languages, according to the estimate by Ethnologue, with over two thirds (313) of them belonging to the Indo-Iranian branch. All Indo-European languages have descended from a single prehistoric language, reconstructed as Proto-Indo-European, spoken sometime in the Neolithic era.

    • Pre-colonial era: Eurasia, Today: Worldwide, c. 3.2 billion native speakers
    • Proto-Indo-European
  2. Indo-Aryan languages - Wikipedia

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    1 day ago · The Indo-Aryan or Indic languages form a major language family of South Asia. They constitute a branch of the Indo-Iranian languages, themselves a branch of the Indo-European language family. As of the early 21st century more than 800 million people speak Indo-Aryan languages, primarily in India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

  3. Sati (practice) - Wikipedia

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    1 day ago · Sati or suttee was a historical Hindu practice, in which a widow sacrifices herself by sitting atop her deceased husband's funeral pyre.. The extent to which sati was practised in history is not known with clarity.

  4. List of death deities - Wikipedia

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    1 day ago · Deities associated with death take many different forms, depending on the specific culture and religion being referenced. Psychopomps, deities of the underworld, and resurrection deities are commonly called death deities in religious texts.

  5. Indo-Iranians - Wikipedia

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    1 day ago · The Indo-Iranians and their expansion are strongly associated with the Proto-Indo-European invention of the chariot. It is assumed that this expansion spread from the Proto-Indo-European homeland north of the Caspian sea south to the Caucasus , Central Asia , the Iranian plateau, and Indian subcontinent .

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