Indo-Aryan languages

branch of the Indo-Iranian languages in the Indo-European language family

The Indo-Aryan languages are a branch of Indo-Iranian languages. They are mostly spoken in Southern Asia, including India, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, the Maldives and Bangladesh. However, some are also spoken in other places, such as Europe. The Indo-Aryan languages come from a common ancient ancestor, Proto-Indo-Aryan, and today include many modern languages like Marathi, Odia, Hindustani (including modern Hindi and Urdu), Romani,[1] Domari,[2] Lomavren,[3] Rohingya language[4]Prakrit [5] and Sanskrit, which is the sacred language of Hindus.And Gujarati is also a official language of India.

South Asia
Linguistic classification:Indo-European
ISO 639-2 and 639-5:inc

Geographical distribution of the major Indo-Aryan languages. (Urdu is not shown because it is mainly a lingua franca with no prevalence as a first language. The traditionally migratory Romani, Domari, and Lomavren languages are also not shown).

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References Edit

  1. "Romani".
  2. Matras, Yaron (2012). A Grammar of Domari. doi:10.1515/9783110291421. ISBN 978-3-11-028914-5.
  3. Matras, Yaron; Tenser, Anton (10 December 2019). The Palgrave Handbook of Romani Language and Linguistics. ISBN 9783030281052.
  4. "Rohingya alphabets and language".
  5. "Prakrit: The forgotten ancestor". 2 September 2018.

Further reading Edit

  • Morgenstierne, Georg. "Early Iranic Influence upon Indo-Aryan." Acta Iranica, I. série, Commemoration Cyrus. Vol. I. Hommage universel (1974): 271-279.

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