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Interesting Facts About Indo European Languages

Interesting Facts About Indo European Languages
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Indo European languages are the world’s most prominent family of languages. Linguists consider they all came from a single language called Proto-Indo-European (PIE). This language was spoken initially somewhere in Eurasia. Today they are spoken all over the world. Learn more interesting facts about these unique languages!

Indo European languages: interesting facts

Indo-European, family of languages having numerous speakers than any other language family. It is estimated that nearly half the world’s population speaks an Indo-European tongue as a first language. The Indo-European family is identified because at one time its members were prevalent mainly in an area between India and Europe, although not all languages spoken in this area were Indo-European.

Today, though, the Indo European language has spread to every continent and several islands. It should be emphasized that the term Indo European represents language only and is not used scientifically in an ethnic or cultural sense. The languages named as Indo-European are sufficiently similar to form one primary linguistic group. A language translation agency could help you understand better the intricacies of these languages.

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History of Indo European languages

It is highly probable that the initial speakers of this language lived around Ukraine and neighboring regions in the Caucasus and Southern Russia, then expanded to most of the rest of Europe and later down into India. The earliest possible end of Proto-Indo-European linguistic identity is believed to be around 3400 BCE.

Historically, this language family was also crucial in Anatolia and Central Asia.

Interesting facts about Indo European languages

Universal Translation Services is one of the best translation agency available with thousands of happy clients. We compiled the following list of interesting facts about Indo-European Languages:

The Indo-European language are a family of several hundred related languages and dialects, including imperative languages of Europe, the Iranian plateau, and South Asia.

The languages of the Indo-European group have about three billion native speakers. Although it may not have the most significant number of languages of any language family, it is the biggest language family regarding the number of native speakers.

More interesting facts about Indo-European languages:

The earliest Indo-European writing appears from the Bronze Age in the Anatolian and Mycenaean Greek languages. We can place the origin of Indo-European languages after the discovery of farming because some of the Proto-Indo-European words are farming words.

From the 20 languages with the most speakers, 12 are Indo-European: English, Spanish, Hindi, Portuguese, Bengali, Russian, German, Sindhi, Punjabi, Marathi, French, and Urdu.

Four of the six official languages of the United Nations are Indo-European: English, Spanish, French, and Russian.

There are about 445 living Indo-European languages, according to the survey by Ethnologue, with over two thirds (313) of them referring to the Indo-Iranian part. The most widely spoken Indo-European languages by native speakers are Spanish, Hindustani (Hindi-Urdu), English, Punjabi, and Russian, Portuguese, Bengali, each with over 100 million speakers, with German, French, Marathi, Italian, and Persian also having more than 50 million.

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What should you know these languages?

It was Thomas Young who first accepted the word Indo-European in 1813, which matched the official scientific word (except in Germany) by the work of Franz Bopp. Bopp’s Comparative Grammar, rising between 1833 and 1852, is the initial time of Indo-European studies as an academic exercise.

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