noun Nos·trat·ic \nȯˈstratik, nä-, nə-, -atik\

Definition of Nostratic



  1. :  a hypothesized family of languages ancestral to several of the established language families of Eurasia and northern Africa and including in some classifications the Indo-European, Uralic, Altaic, Kartvelian, Dravidian, and Afro-Asiatic languages

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Origin and Etymology of nostratic

modification of Danish nostratisk, from Latin nostrat-, nostras native, of our people (from noster our) + Danish -isk -ish — more at nostrum

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