Indo-Aryan

[ in-doh-air-ee-uh n, -yuh n, -ar-; -ahr-yuh n ]
/ ˈɪn doʊˈɛər i ən, -yən, -ˈær-; -ˈɑr yən /

noun

a member of a people of India who are Indo-European in speech and Caucasoid in physical characteristics.

adjective

of, relating to, or characteristic of the Indo-Aryans.

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Origin of Indo-Aryan

First recorded in 1840–50
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British Dictionary definitions for indo-aryan

Indo-Aryan

adjective

another word for Indic (def. 1)

noun

another name for Indic (def. 2)
a native speaker of an Indo-Aryan language
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