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Indo-Europeans are those who are native speakers of Indo-European languages.
Indo-European languages [change]
The term could also mean:
- speakers of the not known but hypothetical Proto-Indo-European language
- Bronze Age (third to second millennia BC) speakers of Indo-European languages that had not yet split into language families we know today, like Centum and Satem dialects (speakers of languages predating Proto-Indo-Iranian, Proto-Greek, Proto-Celtic, Proto-Italic, Proto-Germanic, Proto-Balto-Slavic etc.)
Speakers of Indo-European languages in historical times and nowadays often are not called by the name Indo-Europeans but with often by the name of their language family like: Anatolians, Tocharians, Aryans (Iranians, Indo-Aryans), Greeks, Celts, Italic peoples, Germanic peoples, Baltic peoples, Slavic peoples, Armenians, Albanians (or subdivisions of these groups).
Indo-European peoples [change]
The term "Indo-European peoples" means those Caucasians who are members of those ethnic groups that are descended from the original speakers of fornto-talkto- monto-conto-Proto-Indo-European. These ethnic groups are listed below:
The Indo-Aryans of Northern India (including also the Sinhalese of Sri Lanka and the Maldivians of the Maldives), the Iranian peoples (the people of Iran, Afghanistan, and Tajikistan as well as the Kurdish people), Armenians, Balts (the Lithuanians and Latvians), Slavs, the Roma (Gypsies), Albanians, Greeks, the Latin European peoples of Southwest Europe (the French, Italians, Spaniards and Portuguese), the Teutonics of Northwest Europe (the English, Dutch, Germans, and the people of the Nordic countries except Finland), Celts, European Americans, English Canadians, Québécois, North American White Hispanics, White Latin Americans, Anglo-Celtic Australians (Anglo-Australians), New Zealand Europeans (Anglo-New Zealanders), Anglo-Africans, and Boers.