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  1. The Emergence of the Indo-Iranians: The Indo-Iranian Languages. The development of languages is a fluid process, and the emergence of linguistic identities in Central Asia from the second millennium BC does not disguise the fact that many of these languages were originally closely related. Modern Indian languages descend from Pakrit and ...

  2. 14.1 Introduction. Indo-Iranian is mainly divided into the two big sub-branches of Indo-Aryan and Iranian. 1 IIrn. languages are first attested in the fifteenth century BCE in the Hurrian state of Mit (t)an (n)i and surrounding areas through divine, throne and personal names as well as through hippological terms.

  3. Indo-Iranian. Indo-Iranian, subfamily of the Indo-European family of languages, spoken by more than a billion people, chiefly in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Iran, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka (see The Indo-European Family of Languages, table). The Indo-Iranian subfamily consists of three groups of languages: the Dardic (or Pisacha), the ...

  4. Indo-Iranian peoples are a grouping of ethnic groups consisting of the Indo-Aryan, Iranian and Nuristani peoples; that is, speakers of Indo-Iranian languages. The Proto-Indo-Iranians are commonly identified with the Andronovo culture , [107] that flourished c. 2000–1450 BCE in an area of the Eurasian Steppe that borders the Ural River on the ...

  5. May 23, 2024 · Indo-Aryan languages, subgroup of the Indo-Iranian branch of the Indo-European language family. In the early 21st century, Indo-Aryan languages were spoken by more than 800 million people, primarily in India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. Linguists generally recognize three major

  6. Oct 8, 2020 · Aryan is a designation originally meaning “civilized”, “noble”, or “free” without reference to any ethnicity. It was first applied as a self-identifying term by a migratory group of people from Central Asia later known as Indo-Iranians (who settled on the Iranian Plateau) and, later, applied to Indo-Aryans (who traveled south to ...

  7. Indo-Iranian Languages is a journal dedicated to the languages of the same linguistic branch. The main topics of the journal include phonetic, grammatical, lexical, areal, and other studies on Indo-Iranian languages.

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