- The Indo-Aryan languages (within the context of Indo-European studies also Indic and also known as Sanskrit languages or Neo-Saskrit languages) constitutes a branch of the Indo-Iranian languages, itself a branch of the Indo-European language family.
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In contemporary scholarship, the term 'Aryan' or 'Proto-Aryan' may designate the prehistoric Indo-Iranian peoples and their proto-language. The Indo-Iranian subfamily of languages – which encompasses the Indo-Aryan, Iranian and Nuristani branches – may also be referred to as the 'Aryan languages'.
"Indo-Aryan", then, simply refers to the branch of Aryan that is spoken in India (or the Indian subcontinent more generally). We cannot simply call the Indo-Aryan languages "Indian" because that is a geographical (or even political) reference which would cause ambiguity: the Dravidian languages and others are just as Indian as they are.
Maithili ( / ˈmaɪtɪli /; Maithilī) is an Indo-Aryan language native to India and Nepal. In India, it is widely spoken in the Bihar and Jharkhand states. Native speakers are also found in other states and union territories of India, most notably in Uttar Pradesh and the National Capital Territory of Delhi.
- English – 200 million (L2 speakers 2003)
- Indo-Pakistani Sign Language, Alipur Sign Language, Naga Sign Language (extinct)
Feb 22, 2021 · Indo-Aryan. A branch of Indo-Iranian and thus Indo-European language family, with a total number of native speakers of more than 900 million, chiefly in South Asia. Synonym: Indic; Translations
It provides the examples of the Kamrupi and other eastern Indo-Aryan languages. The writers of the Charyapada, the Mahasiddhas or Siddhacharyas, belonged to the various regions of Kamrup (Assam), Gauda (Bengal), Kalinga (Orissa) and Mithila (Bihar).
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.