- 1 Where are Indo-European languages most commonly spoken?
- 2 Which language is from the Indo-European group?
- 3 How similar are Indo-European languages?
- 4 What are the four major Indo-European languages?
- 5 What is the oldest Indo European language?
- 6 What is the largest language family?
- 7 Why is it called Indo European?
- 8 Is English Indo European?
- 9 What languages are not Indo European?
- 10 Is Sanskrit a European language?
- 11 Are Slavs Indo-European?
- 12 What are the three Proto-Indo-European languages?
- 13 What is the largest language spoken in the Indo European family?
- 14 What was the oldest language in the world?
- 15 Which language is mother of all languages?
Where are Indo-European languages most commonly spoken?
Indo – European languages, family of languages spoken in most of Europe and areas of European settlement and in much of Southwest and South Asia.
Which language is from the Indo-European group?
Indo-European is a language family made up of 10 branches that all have a common origin and they are: Albanian, Armenian, Balto-Slavic (including languages like Lithuanian, Polish and Russian), Celtic (including Irish and Welsh), Germanic, (including German and English), Hellenic (principally Greek), Indo-Iranian (
How similar are Indo-European languages?
Q: Are all Indo – European languages alike? No. Indo – European languages involve English, German, Russian, and Hindi, which look too different to come from the same family. Yet, they are from the same linguistic family.
What are the four major Indo-European languages?
The Indo – European language family has four main living branches: Indo -Iranian, Balto-Slavic, Germanic, and Italic. In the family tree provided below, the languages in the bottom boxes are the largest member language (s) of their respective branches.
What is the oldest Indo European language?
Which Indo – European language is the oldest? The oldest attested Indo – European language is Hittite. There are records written in Hittite cuneiform from about 1650 BC (the Anitta text). Hittite loanwords and personal names have been found in Old Assyrian, dated as early as 2000 BC.
What is the largest language family?
Based on speaker count, Indo-European and Sino-Tibetan are the largest two language families, with over 4.6 billion speakers between them. The two most spoken languages are in these families – English is classified as Indo-European, and Mandarin Chinese is classified as Sino-Tibetan.
Why is it called Indo European?
Indo european, the term was derived for the language family, as we have indo persian, indo germanic and other language family roots. In 1813, Thomas Young called it Indoeuropean, reflecting the connection between Sanskrit and classic European languages. The Germans call it Indogermanisch.
Is English Indo European?
English belongs to the Indo – European family of languages and is therefore related to most other languages spoken in Europe and western Asia from Iceland to India.
What languages are not Indo European?
You may have noticed that a few languages spoken on the European continent are not included in the Indo – European family of languages. Finnish, Hungarian and Estonian belong to the Uralic (also called Finno-Ugric) family, and Basque (spoken in the Pyrenees region) has no genetic relation to any other language.
Is Sanskrit a European language?
Sanskrit belongs to the Indo- European family of languages. It is one of the three earliest ancient documented languages that arose from a common root language now referred to as Proto-Indo- European language: Vedic Sanskrit ( c. 1500–500 BCE).
Are Slavs Indo-European?
Slavs are a European ethno-linguistic group of people who speak the various Slavic languages of the larger Balto- Slavic linguistic group of the Indo – European languages. Most Slavs are traditionally Christians.
What are the three Proto-Indo-European languages?
Today, the descendant languages of PIE with the most native speakers are Spanish, English, Portuguese, Hindustani (Hindi and Urdu), Bengali, Russian, Punjabi, German, Persian, French, Marathi, Italian, and Gujarati. Proto – Indo – European language.
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What is the largest language spoken in the Indo European family?
Today, the largest among the Indo European language family branch is Indo -Iranian. Some of the language branches are also composed of a few sub-branches, which are detailed below. The Anatolian branch was dominant in Turkey’s Asian portion.
What was the oldest language in the world?
World’s oldest language is Sanskrit. The Sanskrit language is called Devbhasha. All European languages seem inspired by Sanskrit.
Which language is mother of all languages?
COIMBATORE: The Tamil language is older than Sanskrit and is “the mother of all languages in the world,” said Tamil Nadu chief minister M Karunanidhi on Wednesday.