Definition of Indo-aryan
1. Noun. A branch of the Indo-Iranian family of languages.
Specialized synonyms: Sanskrit, Sanskritic Language, Sindhi, Dard, Dardic, Dardic Language, Nepali, Prakrit, Prakrit
Generic synonyms: Indo-iranian, Indo-iranian Language
2. Adjective. Of or relating to the former Indo-European people. "Indo-European migrations"
Derivative terms: Aryan
Partainyms: Indo-european, Indo-european, Indo-european
Definition of Indo-aryan
1. Adjective. Of or pertaining to Indo-Aryan languages and people. ¹
2. Noun. A speaker of Indo-Aryan languages. ¹
3. Proper noun. A branch of Indo-Iranian and thus Indo-European language family, with a total number of native speakers of more than 900 million, chiefly in India. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
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Literary usage of Indo-aryan
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1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1910)
"indo-aryan LANGUAGES. " Indo-Aryan " is the name generally adopted for those Aryans who entered India and settled there in prehistoric times, and for their ..."
2. A History of Architecture in All Countries: From the Earliest Times to the by James Fergusson (1876)
"NORTHERN OR indo-aryan STYLE. CHAPTER I. INTRODUCTORY. CONTENTS. Introductory — Dravidian and Indo-Aryan Temples at ..."
3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"... (3) Indo-Aryan, or Sans- kritic Indo-Aryan languages (for the last two see indo-aryan); Iranian being also grouped into Persian and non-Persian. ..."
4. Race Life of the Aryan Peoples by Joseph Pomeroy Widney (1907)
"IV THE indo-aryan WHEN the Sanskrit and its treasures of early Brah- minic literature became known to western scholarship it was as the discovery of old, ..."
5. Beyond Price: Pearls and Pearl-fishing : Origins to the Age of Discoveries by R. A. Donkin (1998)
"The following cognates are found among the living languages of Indo-Aryan affiliation (Table 2, Map 21). The adoption of a Dravidian name for the pearl ..."
6. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1911)
"(For information regarding Rajasthani the reader is referred to the articles indo-aryan LANGUAGES; PRAKRIT; and GUJARATI.) Khas-kura shows most traces of ..."