Aryan Language

Aryan language is a term not generally used by today's linguists merely for political reasons, but is encountered often in works published in the 19th century and most of the 20th century to mean:

  • The Old Persian language
  • The Vedic Sanskrit language
  • The Proto-Indo-Iranian language
  • Any of the Indo-Iranian languages
  • In works published in the late 19th century and early 20th century, this term, or the term Proto-Aryan, was sometimes used to describe the Proto-Indo-European language.
  • In works published in the late 19th century and early 20th century, this term in the plural was sometimes used as a synonym for the Indo-European languages

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... issued(?) an edict(?) in Greek and then he put it into the Aryan language" ... …but when Kanishka refers to "the Aryan language" he surely means Bactrian, …"By the grace of Auramazda, I made another text in Aryan, which previously did not exist" ... to associate Kanishka's emphasis here on the use of the "Aryan language" with the replacement of Greek by Bactrian on his coinage ...

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