from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, or being a member of an Indic-speaking people.
- adj. Of or relating to the Indic branch of Indo-European.
- n. A member of an Indic-speaking people.
- n. See Indic.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Of or pertaining to Indo-Aryan languages and people.
- n. A speaker of Indo-Aryan languages.
- proper n. A branch of Indo-Iranian and thus Indo-European language family, with a total number of native speakers of more than 900 million, chiefly in India.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Pertaining to the Indo-Aryans, or designating, or of, the Aryan languages of India.
- n. A member of one of the native races of India of Aryan speech and blood, characterized by tall stature, dolichocephaly, fair complexion with dark hair and eyes, plentiful beard, and narrow and prominent nose.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to the Indic division of the Aryan family.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. of or relating to the former Indo-European people
- n. a branch of the Indo-Iranian family of languages
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Dhivehi represents the southernmost Indo-Aryan language.
The Indo-Aryan languages are in fact a part of the Indo-European family (Wikipedia):
Together with Sinhala, Dhivehi represents a special subgroup within the Modern Indo-Aryan languages which is called Insular Indo-Aryan.
Thus it is probably Dhivehi, which Wikipedia tells us is: an Indo-Aryan language closely related to the Sinhalese language of Sri Lanka.
The gentle civilizations perished under the marauding bands of Indo-Aryan invaders.
In this high desert, the tribes rule: Dravidian Raisanis, Turko-Iranian Baluchis, and Indo-Aryan Pushtuns.
More the way a Chinese speaks English, if you know what I mean—the syntax and sounds of her native tongue are just too far from those of any Indo-Aryan language, said Delia.
Dari is a branch of the Indo-Iranian Indo-Aryan languages, a subfamily of the Indo-European languages.
For example, Brian Victoria's Zen War Stories makes a compelling case for a link between the Zen concept of "selflessness" and Japanese militarism during World War II, and Karla Poewe's New Religions and the Nazis similarly links the German Faith movement, militarism and Indo-Aryan religious doctrine, particularly Jakob Hauer's interpretation of Hindu texts such as the Bhagavad Gita.
Poewe claims that Hauer's efforts to forge a new Indo-Aryan religion with a fatalistic warrior code "anticipated justification of the deeds committed by the Nazi regime" (79).