THE INDO-EUROPEAN LANGUAGE FAMILY

Worldwide distribution of Indo-European languages

Source: http://www.danshort.com/ie/grafx/ieworld.jpg
(downloaded Sept. 2006)


The western "Centum" (blue) and the eastern "Satem" (coral) Indo-European language groups: *more information*

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indo-European_languages
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An overview of the Indo-European language family

Source: http://andromeda.rutgers.edu/~jlynch/language.html
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A diagram of the "Indo-Aryan" branch of the Indo-European family

Source: http://www.friesian.com/cognates.htm#sanskrit
(downloaded Sept. 2006)


*A chart of the western (Centum) Indo-European languages*

Source: http://www.danshort.com/ie/ie3.pdf
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One proposed diffusion map (among many)-- this one is from "The Early History of the Indo-European Languages,"  by Thomas V. Gamkrelidze and V. V. Ivanov (Scientific American, March 1990:110)

Source: http://helo.phil-fak.uni-duesseldorf.de/Navigation/Unit_1_5_Language_Families_/Mat_1_5_IE_Map_/body_mat_1_5_ie_map_.html
(downloaded Sept. 2006)


Another proposed diffusion map, by Kelley L. Ross, starts things off northeast of the Caspian Sea

Source: http://www.friesian.com/upan.htm#steppe
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Or how about northwest of the Caspian Sea?

Source: http://siem.newmail.ru/index.html#a1
(downloaded April 2001)





A version that locates the origin in Anatolia

Source: http://language.cs.auckland.ac.nz/
(downloaded Aug. 2012)

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