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Aryan

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adjective Ary·an \ ˈa-rē-ən , ˈer-ē- ; ˈär-yən \

Definition of Aryan

2 a :of or relating to a hypothetical ethnic type illustrated by or descended from early speakers of Indo-European languages
b :nordic
c used in Nazism to designate a supposed master race of non-Jewish Caucasians usually having Nordic features
3 :of or relating to Indo-Iranian or its speakers

Origin and Etymology of aryan

Sanskrit ārya noble, belonging to an ancient people of northern India speaking an Indo-European dialect


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Aryan

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Definition of Aryan

First Known Use of aryan

1851


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