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From: "Sasson Margaliot" <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Aryan, Arian, Arianism....
Date: Sat, 16 Dec 2006 21:45:06 +0200
On 12/16/06, Lawrence Mayka <> wrote:
> According to the Encyclopedia Britannica and other sources, the alternative
> term for 'Indo-Aryan' is 'Indic':
There are three levels:
1) Indo-European Family (including Greek, Armenian,English, Russian,
Spanish, Persian, etc)
2) Indo-Iranian Group (excluding all European languages)
3) Indo-Aryan ("Indic") Sub-Group (excluding Persian and some other languages)
> Indic is a branch of Indo-Iranian.
In other words, Indo-Aryan languages are a Sub-Group of Indo-Iranian
Group of languages.
These distinctions are important in order to understand the recent
YDNA data in Sengupta 2006.