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Indo-Aryan

(Encyclopedia) Indo-Aryan, variant name for Indic languages. Broader uses referring to racial stocks are now obsolete. See Indo-Iranian.

Indo-European

(Encyclopedia) Indo-European, family of languages having more speakers than any other language family. It is estimated that approximately half the world's population speaks an Indo-European…

Indo-Iranian

(Encyclopedia) 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…

Indo-European Family of Languages, The

(Encyclopedia) The Indo-European Family of LanguagesSubfamilyGroupSubgroupLanguages and Principal Dialects* Asterisk indicates a dead language.Anatolian  Hieroglypic Hittite*,…

Punjabi

(Encyclopedia) Punjabi pŭnjä´bē, language belonging to the Indic group of the Indo-Iranian subfamily of the Indo-European family of languages. See Indo-Iranian languages.

Pahari

(Encyclopedia) Pahari pəhä´rē, languages or dialects of the Indic group of the Indo-Iranian subfamily of the Indo-European family of languages. See Indo-Iranian languages.

Kurdish

(Encyclopedia) Kurdish, language belonging to the Iranian group of the Indo-Iranian subfamily of the Indo-European family of languages. See Indo-Iranian languages.

Dardic languages

(Encyclopedia) Dardic languages där´dĭk, group of languages belonging to the Indo-Iranian subfamily of the Indo-European family of languages. See Indo-Iranian.

Iranian languages

(Encyclopedia) Iranian languages, group of languages belonging to the Indo-Iranian family of the Indo-European family of languages. See Indo-Iranian languages.

Sindhi

(Encyclopedia) Sindhi sĭn´dē, language belonging to the Indic group of the Indo-Iranian subfamily of the Indo-European family of languages. See Indo-Iranian.