Definition of Indo-Iranian in English:
Relating to or denoting a subfamily of Indo-European languages spoken in northern India and Iran.
- The Ossetes speak an Indo-Iranian language, and are thought to descend from Sarmatian nomads.
- Part of the Indo-Iranian subfamily of the Indo-European family of languages, Bengali is derived from Sanskrit, as are Hindi and Urdu.
- The Baluchi language is an Indo-Iranian language of the Indo-European family.
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The Indo-Iranian subfamily of languages, divided into the Indic group and the Iranian group. Also called Aryan.
- Repeating the exercise, we analyze the related languages - Latin, Celtic, Greek, Baltic, Slavic, Albanian, Armenian, Anatolian, Hittite, Indo-Iranian, and Tocharian.
- The term is applied to a large group of cognate languages, including the majority of European language groups as well as Indo-Iranian (Persian and Hindi) and Sanskrit.
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