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Graeco-Aryan refers to a hypothesis that the Proto-Greek and the Proto-Indo-Iranian languages share a common history separate from the remaining Indo-European languages (Colin Renfrew, Fortson, and Clackson, 1994). Graeco-Aryan has support among quite a number of linguists[1], and both geographical and temporal distribution of Proto-Greek and Proto-Indo-Iranian fit well with the Kurgan hypothesis, associating late PIE with the 4th millennium BC Yamna culture, and this is consistent with a roughly mid-3rd millennium BC date for both Proto-Greek and Proto-Indo-Iranian. If Graeco-Aryan is a valid group, Grassmann's Law may have a common origin in Greek and Sanskrit.


  1. ^ Gamkrelidze, Tamaz V.; Vjacheslav V. Ivanov (1995). Indo-European and the Indo-Europeans. Mouton de Gruyter. ISBN 3-11-014728-9.


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