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Coined in 1813 by Sir Thomas Young, from Indo- + European, relating to the geographical extremes in India and Europe (which was valid before the discovery of Tocharian languages in the early 20th century).
- A major language family which includes many of the native languages of Europe, Western Asia and India, with notable Indic, Iranian and European sub-branches.
- Proto-Indo-European: the hypothetical parent language of the Indo-European language family.
- Indo-Germanic (now uncommon)
- A member of the original ethnolinguistic group hypothesized to have spoken Proto-Indo-European and thus to have been the ancestor for most of India and Western Eurasia.
member of Proto-Indo-European ethnolinguistic group
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- Of or relating to the languages originally spoken in Europe and Western Asia.
- Of or relating to the hypothetical parent language of the Indo-European language family. Also called Proto-Indo-European and abbreviated PIE.
- Of or relating to the hypothetical group of peoples that spread Indo-European languages.
of or relating to languages originally spoken in Europe and Western Asia
of or relating to hypothetical parent language of Indo-European language family
of or relating to hypothetical group of peoples having spread Indo-European languages