Indo-Aryan

noun In·do-Ar·y·an \ ˌin-dō-ˈer-ē-ən , -ˈär-yən \

Definition of Indo-Aryan

1 : a member of one of the peoples of the Indian subcontinent speaking an Indo-European language
2 : one of the early Indo-European invaders of southern Asia
3 : a branch of the Indo-European language family that includes Hindi, Bengali, Punjabi, and other languages spoken primarily in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka — see Indo-European Languages Table

Indo-Aryan

adjective

First Known Use of indo-aryan

1881


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