Proto-Iranian


Proto-Iranian

Proto-Iranian, is the reconstructed proto-language of the Iranian languages branch of Indo-European language family. Its speakers, the hypothetical Proto-Iranians, are assumed to have lived in the early 2nd millennium BC, and are usually connected with the Proto-Indo-Iranians and early Andronovo archaeological horizon.

Proto-Iranian was a Satem language, likely removed less than two millennia from the late Proto-Indo-European language, and in turn removed less than a millennium from the Avestan language. It is the ancestor of the Iranian languages such as Persian, Sogdian, Zazaki, Mazandarani, Kurdish and others.

Proto-Indo-European and Indo-Iranian Phonological Correspondences


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Proto-Iranian — 1. noun a) The hypothetical proto language reconstructed by comparative method, from which all the Iranian languages descended. b) Speaker of Proto Iranian language. See Also: Proto Indo Iranian 2. adjective Of or pertaining t …   Wiktionary

  • Iranian languages — This article is about the Iranian languages. For languages spoken in Iran, see Languages of Iran. For the official language of Iran, see Persian language. Iranian Geographic distribution: Southwest Asia, Central Asia, and western South Asia… …   Wikipedia

  • Iranian peoples — The Iranian people [local names Old Iranian: Arya , Middle Iranian: Eran , Modern Iranian languages: Persian: Iraniyan or Irani ha , Kurdish: Êraniyekan or gelên Êranî , Ossetian: Irynoau Adem , Mazandarani: Iranijş Benevarün or Heranaysi Adəmün …   Wikipedia

  • Iranian languages — Major subgroup of the Indo Iranian branch of the Indo European language family. Iranian languages are probably spoken by more than 80 million people in southwestern and southern Asia. Only two Old Iranian languages are known, Avestan and Old… …   Universalium

  • Proto-Indo-European phonology — The phonology of the Proto Indo European language (PIE) has been reconstructed by linguists, based on the similarities and differences among current and extinct Indo European languages. Because PIE was not written, linguists must rely on the… …   Wikipedia

  • Proto-Indo-Iranian religion — means the religion of the Indo Iranian peoples prior to the earliest Vedic (Indo Aryan) and Zoroastrian (Iranic) scriptures. These share a common inheritance of concepts including the universal force *rta (Vedic rta, Avestan asha), the sacred… …   Wikipedia

  • Proto-Indo-Iranian language — Proto Indo Iranian, is the reconstructed proto language of the Indo Iranian branch of Indo European. Its speakers, the hypothetical Proto Indo Iranians, are assumed to have lived in the late 3rd millennium BC, and are usually connected with the… …   Wikipedia

  • Proto-Slavic — is the proto language from which Slavic languages later emerged. It was spoken before the seventh century AD. As with most other proto languages, no attested writings have been found; the language has been reconstructed by applying the… …   Wikipedia

  • Proto-Slavic language — Proto Slavic is the proto language from which Slavic languages later emerged. It was spoken before the seventh century. As with all other proto languages, no attested writings have been found; the language has been reconstructed by applying the… …   Wikipedia

  • Proto-Balto-Slavic language — Proto Balto Slavic Geographic distribution: northeastern Europe Linguistic classification: Indo European Proto Balto Slavic Subdivisions: Balto Slavic languages Proto Balto Slavic …   Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.