- /ˌɪndoʊ-jurəˈpiən/ (say .indoh-yoohruh'peeuhn)
1. a major family of languages that includes most of the languages of Europe (now spread to other parts of the world), many of those of Asia, and a few scattered others.
2. the prehistoric parent language of this family.
3. a member of any of the peoples speaking an Indo-European language.
4. of or relating to Indo-European.
Australian English dictionary. 2014.
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