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  2. The Paleo-Balkan languages or Palaeo-Balkan languages is a grouping of various extinct Indo-European languages that were spoken in the Balkans and surrounding areas in ancient times. Paleo-Balkan studies are obscured by the scarce attestation of these languages outside of Ancient Greek and, to a lesser extent, Messapic and Phrygian.

  3. Category:Paleo-Balkan languages Not a language family, but a grouping based on distribution in time and space: the ancient Balkans . Subcategories This category has the following 7 subcategories, out of 7 total. D Dacian language ‎ (1 C, 13 P) G Graeco-Phrygian ‎ (1 C, 3 P) I Illyrian languages ‎ (5 P) L Linguists of Paleo-Balkan languages ‎ (1 P)

  4. The Paleo-Balkan languages or Palaeo-Balkan languages is a grouping of various extinct Indo-European languages that were spoken in the Balkans and surrounding areas in ancient times. Paleo-Balkan studies are obscured by the scarce attestation of these languages outside of Ancient Greek and, to a lesser extent, Messapic and Phrygian.

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    Ancient Greek and Roman writers report that the following languages were spoken on the Balkan Peninsula: 1. Ancient Macedonian(?) 2. Dacian 3. Illyrian languages 4. Liburnian 5. Messapic 6. Mysian 7. Paeonian 8. Phrygian 9. Thracian Although these languages are all members of the Indo-European language family, the relationships between them are unk...

    Illyrian is a group of reputedly Indo-European languages whose relationship to other Indo-European languages as well as to the languages of the Paleo-Balkan group, many of which might be offshoots of Illyrian, is poorly understood due to the paucity of data and is still being examined. The Illyrian languages are often considered to be centum dialec...

    The Albanian language is the only modern representative of a distinct branch of the Indo-European language family. It is considered by current linguistic consensus to have developed from one of the non-Greek, ancient Indo-European languages of the region. Some historians believe it is derived from ancient Illyrian, others hold that it has its roots...

    Crossland, R.A.; Boardman, John (1982). "Linguistic problems of the Balkan area in the late prehistoric and early Classical period" in The Cambridge Ancient History Volume 3, Part 1. Cambridge Univ...
    Polomé, Edgar Charles (1982). "Balkan Languages (Illyrian, Thracian and Daco-Moesian)". Cambridge Ancient History. III.1. pp. 866–888.

    https://www.academia.edu/13311580/Ethnic_and_Linguistic_Distinctions_in_the_Ancient_Balkan_Area._How_Many_Languages_Were_There_in_the_Antiquity

  5. Oct 24, 2022 · Paleo-Balkan languages From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to navigationJump to search Geographical grouping of Indo-European languages Part of a serieson Indo-European topics Languages List of Indo-European languages Extant Albanian Armenian Balto-Slavic Baltic Slavic Celtic Germanic Hellenic Greek Indo-Iranian Indo-Aryan Iranian Nuristani

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