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This index section presents the languages and dialects in schematised family trees. It also presents the list of names, terms and concepts of Himalayan languages and lingustics. The greater Himalayan region is the principal meeting point for the two largest language families of the world, Indo-European and Tibeto- Burman. The same massifs have also been home to two smaller language families (Austroasiatic and Dravidian), and to two language isolates (Burushaski and Kusunda). Tibeto-Burman languages established themselves on the southern slopes, while the speakers of Indo- Aryan and Iranian languages entered these mountainous regions along the river valleys from the south and, then again, from the northwest.

Keywords:Himalayan language; lingustics; Tibeto-Burman language



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