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Indo-Iranian Languages and Peoples$
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Nicholas Sims-Williams

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780197262856

Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2013

DOI: 10.5871/bacad/9780197262856.001.0001

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From the dialects of Old Indo-Aryan to Proto-Indo-Aryan and Proto-Iranian

From the dialects of Old Indo-Aryan to Proto-Indo-Aryan and Proto-Iranian

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(p.43) From the dialects of Old Indo-Aryan to Proto-Indo-Aryan and Proto-Iranian
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Indo-Iranian Languages and Peoples
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Asko Parpola

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British Academy
DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197262856.003.0003

The Aryan or Indo-Iranian languages are divided into two basic groups, Indo-Aryan (i.e. languages nowadays mainly spoken in India in its pre-1947 sense of South Asia) and Iranian (i.e. languages nowadays mainly spoken in Iran, also rather in the historical sense of the Persian Empire, which extended to Central Asia and the Indus Valley). This chapter discusses how this dialectal split goes back to the very emergence of Proto-Aryan from Late Proto-Indo-European, far from India and Iran.

Keywords:   Indo-Iranian languages, Old Indo-Aryan, dialectal split, India, Iran, Iranian, Proto-Aryan

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