Indo-European language

noun
the family of languages that by 1000 BC were spoken throughout Europe and in parts of southwestern and southern Asia
Syn: ↑Indo-European, ↑Indo-Hittite
Hypernyms: ↑natural language, ↑tongue
Hyponyms:

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