Indo-European languages

plural noun

: a family of languages comprising those spoken in most of Europe and in the parts of the world colonized by Europeans since 1500 and also in Persia, the subcontinent of India, and some other parts of Asia
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Word History

First Known Use

1843, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Indo-European languages was in 1843

Dictionary Entries Near Indo-European languages

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“Indo-European languages.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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