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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Indo-European  \In`do-Eu`ro*pe"an\,  a. 
  Aryan;  --  applied  to  the  languages  of  India  and  Europe  which 
  are  derived  from  the  prehistoric  Aryan  language;  also 
  pertaining  to  the  people  or  nations  who  speak  these 
  languages;  as  the  Indo-European  or  Aryan  family. 
 
  The  common  origin  of  the  Indo-European  nations. 
  --Tylor. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Indo-European  \In`do-Eu`ro*pe"an\ 
  A  member  of  one  of  the  Caucasian  races  of  Europe  or  India 
  speaking  an  Indo-European  language. 
 
  Professor  Otto  Schrader  .  .  .  considers  that  the  oldest 
  probable  domicile  of  the  Indo-Europeans  is  to  be  sought 
  for  on  the  common  borderland  of  Asia  and  of  Europe,  -- 
  in  the  steppe  country  of  southern  Russia.  --Census  of 
  India,  1901. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Indo-European 
  adj  1:  of  or  relating  to  the  Indo-European  language  family  [syn:  {Indo-European}, 
  {Indo-Germanic}] 
  2:  of  or  relating  to  the  former  Indo-European  people; 
  "Indo-European  migrations"  [syn:  {Indo-European},  {Indo-Aryan}, 
  {Aryan}] 
  n  1:  a  member  of  the  prehistoric  people  who  spoke  Proto-Indo 
  European  [syn:  {Aryan},  {Indo-European}] 
  2:  the  family  of  languages  that  by  1000  BC  were  spoken 
  throughout  Europe  and  in  parts  of  SW  and  S  Asia  [syn:  {Indo-European}, 
  {Indo-European  language},  {Indo-Hittite}] 




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