Meaning of Indo-Aryan in English:

Indo-Aryan

Pronunciation /ɪndəʊˈɛːrɪən/

adjective

  • 1Relating to or denoting the group of Indo-European languages comprising Sanskrit and the modern Indian languages that are its descendants.

    Also called Indic

  • 2Relating to the hypothetical prehistoric Aryans.

    See Aryan

    ‘This also explains the similarities between Indo-Aryan and Dravidian languages or Persian, Turkish and Hindustani.’
    • ‘In South Asia, Dravidian and Indo-Aryan languages are spoken.’
    • ‘A group called Dom belonged to the aboriginal peoples of India but had adopted the Hindu religion and an Indo-Aryan language derived from Sanskrit.’
    • ‘This one is the oldest of the collections of Indo-Aryan mantras and hymns, dating from about 2000-1700 BCE.’
    • ‘The argument is centered on the analysis of the Indo-Aryan myth of a golden age, as recounted in Europe and India from the Enlightenment to the present.’

noun

mass noun
  • A group of Indo-European languages comprising Sanskrit and the modern Indian languages that are its descendants.