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Indo-Aryan

Indo-Aryan Branch

Indo-Aryan languages represent the easternmost branch of the Indo-European language family. They are spoken by close to one billion people in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, parts of the Himalayas, and in Sri Lanka. There are 219 Indo-Aryan languages, some of which are yet to be definitively classified (Ethnologue). There is also a far-flung Indo-Aryan speaking Full Article

Indo-European Language Family

Indo-European is a family of languages that first spread throughout Europe and many parts of South Asia, and later to every corner of the globe as a result of ...Full Article

Urdu

Urdū belongs to the Indo-Aryan branch of the Indo-European language family. It is spoken as a first language by 11 million people in in Pakistan and by 48 million people in India. It ...Full Article

Sinhalese

Sinhala (Sinhalese) belongs to the Indo-Aryan branch of the Indo-European language family. It is the majority language of Sri Lanka where it is spoken by 13.2 million people. It is also spoken by some ...Full Article

Sindhi

Sindhi belongs to Northwestern group of the Indo-Aryan branch of the Indo-European language family. Sindhi is spoken by 18.5 million people in the Sindh province of Pakistan, and by 2.8 million Sindhi speakers in India ...Full Article

Sanskrit

Sanskrit, meaning ‘perfected’ or ‘refined,’ is one of the oldest, if not the oldest, of attested human languages. It belongs to the Indo-Aryan branch of the Indo-European family. The oldest form of ...Full Article

Romani

Romani (Řomani čhib) belongs to the Indo-Aryan branch of the Indo-European language family. It is the only Indo-Aryan language spoken exclusively outside the Indian subcontinent. Romani should not be confused with either Romanian, or Romansh, ...Full Article

Punjabi

Punjabi (also known as Pañjābī) is a member of the Indo-Aryan branch of the Indo-European language family. Eastern Punjabi is spoken as a first language primarily in the state of Punjab of India by ...Full Article

Oriya

Oriya is a member of the Indo-Aryan branch of the Indo-European language family. It shares many features with Assamese and Bengali. It is spoken as a first language by 31 million people most of whom ...Full Article

Nepali

Nepali (Nepalese) is a member of the Indo-Aryan branch of the Indo-European language family. It is spoken by 11 million people in Nepal, 6 million people in India, and 156,000 in Bhutan. The total ...Full Article