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  1. Indo-Iranian peoples, also known as Indo-Iranic peoples by scholars, [1] and sometimes as Arya or Aryans from their self-designation, were a group of Indo-European peoples who brought the Indo-Iranian languages, a major branch of the Indo-European language family, to major parts of Eurasia in the second part of the 3rd millennium BC.

  2. The Indo-Iranian languages (also Indo-Iranic languages [1] [2] or Aryan languages [3]) constitute the largest and southeasternmost extant branch of the Indo-European language family. They include over 300 languages, spoken by around 1.5 billion speakers, predominantly in South Asia, the Middle East and parts of Central Asia .

  3. Apr 19, 2023 · In the early 21st century, Indo-Iranian languages were spoken by nearly one billion individuals, most of whom resided in a broad region of southwestern and southern Asia. Speakers of modern Iranian languages number between 150 and 200 million; Persian, Pashto, and Kurdish are the most widely spoken of these languages.

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  5. Indo-Aryan languages, also called Indic 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. General characteristics

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  6. The Emergence of the Indo-Iranians: The Indo-Iranian Languages Modern Indian languages descend from Pakrit and Sanscrit (among other ancient languages), whilst the languages spoken in Iran, Pakistan, and Afghanistan stem from Middle Iranian languages, including Middle Persian, Sogdian, Parthian and many others.

  7. The Indo-Iranian languages or Indo-Iranic languages are the largest group of the Indo-European language family. They include the Indo-Aryan (Indic) and Iranic (Iranian) languages. They are mostly spoken in the Indian subcontinent and the Iranian plateau. Originally, they were spoken in Central Asia, to the east and the north of the Caspian Sea.

  8. Indo-Iranians and Indo-Aryans were the eastern descendants of Indo-Europeans. The terms 'Indo-Iranian' and 'Indo-Aryan' refer essentially to the same people, although with a division which was related to language dialect and geographical placement.

  9. Oct 8, 2020 · Early Migration & Origin of Term. It is thought that the migratory band of peoples later referred to as Indo-Iranians and Indo-Aryans came originally from the area of modern-day Kazakhstan near the Ural River and moved slowly toward the Iranian Plateau where they arrived sometime prior to the 3rd millennium BCE.

  10. May 23, 2023 · BOGOR, Indonesia (AP) — Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi will meet his Indonesian counterpart Joko Widodo on Tuesday during a two-day trip aiming to strengthen economic ties between the Muslim ...

  11. May 23, 2023 · BOGOR, Indonesia -- Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi met his Indonesian counterpart, Joko Widodo, on Tuesday on a visit aimed at strengthening economic ties between the two Muslim-majority nations ...

  12. Indo-Iranian: [adjective] of, relating to, or constituting a subfamily of the Indo-European languages that consists of the Indo-Aryan and the Iranian branches — see Indo-European Languages Table.

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