non-Indo-European

adjective non-In·do-Eu·ro·pe·an \ ˌnän-ˌin-dō-ˌyu̇r-ə-ˈpē-ən \

Definition of non-Indo-European

1 : not of, relating to, or being Indo-Europeans
  • non-Indo-European populations
2 : not of, relating, to, or being the Indo-European languages
  • non-Indo-European loanwords

non-Indo-European

noun
    • If a peripheral Indo-European tribe had a dustup with neighboring non-Indo-Europeans, it had to win on its own, more or less.
    • —Gregory Cochran and Henry Harpending

First Known Use of non-indo-european

1874

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