In·​do-Ar·​y·​an | \ ˌin-dō-ˈer-ē-ən How to pronounce Indo-Aryan (audio) , -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

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1881, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Indo-Aryan.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2020.

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