The Iranic languages refers to a family of languages, meaning they are related to one another and developed from a common source. They descend from a common ancestor which is identified as Proto-Iranic.
|Region||Western Asia, Eastern Europe, Caucasus, Central Asia, and South Asia|
Official language in
Areas where an Iranic language is either the majority spoken language or has official recognition
The Iranic languages are also commonly identified as the Iranian languages. However, some scholars have argued that since the term Iranian is already in use for another meaning, the term Iranic languages should be used for the language family and it's speakers (the Iranic peoples), while the term Iranian should be used for anything about the country Iran.
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