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Originally a linguistic category, Indo-European (or Proto-Indo-European) has been employed by scholars to explain commonalities in linguistics, material culture, religion, and politics attested in various sources across Europe and Asia.

Historical and Geographical Parameters

The specific historical and geographical borders that circumscribe the category Indo-European remain contested and inconclusive. A vast number of works have been produced to reconstruct the lives of Indo-European peoples. Although linguists and archeologists are often at odds, there can be no doubt that striking similarities are attested in both language and material culture from diverse locations.

Indo-European peoples generally refers to prehistoric peoples who lived in geographic regions extending from western Europe to North India. The evolution of the classical 10 branches of Indo-European languages span a wide range of his-tory—from approximately ...

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