Proto-Indo-European

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈpɹəʊ̯təʊ̯ˌɪndəʊ̯ˌjʊɹəˈpiən/, (US) IPA(key): /ˈpɹoʊ̯toʊ̯ˌɪndoʊ̯ˌjɝəˈpiən/
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Proto-Indo-European

  1. (linguistics, uncountable) The reconstructed ancestor language or protolanguage of the Indo-European family of languages, which includes most European and Indian languages.

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Proto-Indo-European (plural Proto-Indo-Europeans)

  1. (anthropology, countable) A person who spoke the Proto-Indo-European language.

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Proto-Indo-European (not comparable)

  1. (linguistics, anthropology) Of or pertaining to the Proto-Indo-European language, or the people who spoke it.

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Proto-Indo-European is the hypothetical ancestor language of many languages, including the following major groups: