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From: "Sasson Margaliot" <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Aryan, Arian, Arianism....
Date: Sat, 16 Dec 2006 21:45:06 +0200
References: <REME20061216015337@alum.mit.edu><06d201c72106$4c21c370$6401a8c0@Precision360>
In-Reply-To: <06d201c72106$4c21c370$6401a8c0@Precision360>


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.


Sasson Margaliot


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