Indo-Aryan languages

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South Asia
Linguistic classification:Indo-European
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Present-day geographical distribution of the major Indo-Aryan language groups. Romani, Domari, Kholosi, Luwati, and Lomavren are outside the scope of the map.
  Khowar (Dardic)
  Shina (Dardic)
  Kohistani (Dardic)
  Kashmiri (Dardic)
  Sindhi (Northwestern)
  Gujarati (Western)
  Khandeshi (Western)
  Bhili (Western)
  Central Pahari (Northern)
  Nepali (Northern)
  Eastern Hindi (Central)
  Bihari (Eastern)
  Odia (Eastern)
  Halbi (Eastern)
  Sinhala (Southern)
  Maldivian (Southern)
(not shown: Kunar (Dardic), Chinali-Lahuli)

The Indo-Aryan languages are a branch of the Indo-Iranian language family. 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 ancestor, Proto-Indo-Aryan, and today include many modern languages like Marathi, Odia, Hindustani (Hindi and Urdu), Romani,[1] Domari,[2] Lomavren,[3] Rohingya,[4] Prakrit [5] and Sanskrit.

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References[change | change source]

  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. Springer. ISBN 9783030281052.
  4. "Rohingya alphabets and language".
  5. "Prakrit: The forgotten ancestor". 2 September 2018.

Further reading[change | change source]

  • 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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