Indo-Iranian

adjective
In·​do-Ira·​ni·​an | \ ˌin-dō-i-ˈrā-nē-ən How to pronounce Indo-Iranian (audio) , -ˈra-, -ˈrä-, ī- \

Definition of Indo-Iranian

: of, relating to, or constituting a subfamily of the Indo-European languages that consists of the Indo-Aryan and the Iranian branches — see Indo-European Languages Table

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1874, in the meaning defined above

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“Indo-Iranian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Indo-Iranian?pronunciation&lang=en_us&dir=i&file=indoir01. Accessed 17 Feb. 2020.

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