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Indic Languages
Indic languages may refer to: * Indo-Aryan languages The Indo-Aryan or Indic languages form a major language family A language is a structured system of communication used by humans, including speech ( spoken language), gestures (Signed language, sign language) and writing. Most languages h ..., a subgroup of the Indo-European languages spoken mainly in the north of the Indian subcontinent * Languages of Indian subcontinent, all the indigenous languages of the region regardless of language family See also * Indian (other) {{disambiguation Language and nationality disambiguation pages ...
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Indo-Aryan Languages
The Indo-Aryan languages (or sometimes Indic languagesIn modern and colloquial context, the term "Indic" also refers to both the language families of the Indian subcontinent: Aryan and Dravidian. See e.g. ) are a branch of the Indo-Iranian languages The Indo-Iranian languages (also Indo-Iranic languages or Aryan languages) constitute the largest and southeasternmost extant branch of the Indo-European languages, Indo-European language family. They have more than 1.5 billion speakers, stretch ..., themselves a branch of the Indo-European language family The Indo-European languages are a language family A language is a structured system of communication used by humans, including speech ( spoken language), gestures (Signed language, sign language) and writing. Most languages have a writing .... As of the early 21st century more than 800 million people speak Indo-Aryan languages, primarily in India India, officially the Republic of India (Hindi: ), is a country ...
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Languages Of Indian Subcontinent
The geographic region of Indian subcontinent is native to two language families, Dravidian languages, Dravidian and Indo-Aryan languages, Indo-Aryan languages, together colloquially known as Indic languages. The languages are spread across the South Asian countries of Bangladesh, India, Maldives, Nepal, PakistanMostly Geography of Pakistan#Eastern_Pakistan, eastern side of Pakistan. and Sri Lanka. The subcontinent is home to the third most spoken language in the world, Hindi-Urdu; the sixth most spoken language, Bengali language, Bengali; and the thirteenth most spoken language, Punjabi language, Punjabi; all 3 of which are transnational languages. In the context of Indo-European studies, the Indic branch of Indo-Iranian languages, Aryan languages is also referred as Indic languages. However in the modern and digital contexts, Indic family refers to both the native language-families of the subcontinent. By extension of script, some Tibeto-Burman languages like Meitei language, M ...
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Indian (other)
Indian or Indians refers to people or things related to India, or to the indigenous people of the Americas, or Aboriginal Australians until the 19th century. Peoples South Asia * Indian people, people of Indian nationality, or people who have an Indian ancestor ** Non-resident Indian, a citizen of India who has temporarily emigrated to another country * South Asian ethnic groups, referring to people of the Indian subcontinent, as well as the greater South Asia region prior to the 1947 partition of India * Anglo-Indians, people with mixed Indian and British ancestry, or people of British descent born or living in the Indian subcontinent * East Indians, a Christian community in India Europe * British Indians, British people of Indian origin The Americas * Indigenous peoples of the Americas, the pre-Columbian inhabitants of North and South America and their descendants ** Plains Indians, the common name for the Native Americans who lived on the Great Plains of North America ...
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