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

Famous quotes containing the word language:

    I am both a public and a private school boy myself, having always changed schools just as the class in English in the new school was taking up Silas Marner, with the result that it was the only book in the English language that I knew until I was eighteen—but, boy, did I know Silas Marner!
    Robert Benchley (1889–1945)