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Are modern languages descended from a common ancestor?

Common features, especially common words, shared by many of the languages used in Europe, India, and Asia, led scholars to believe that these languages may have developed from the same source.
That source language was never written down and is now extinct, but it has a name: it is called the "Proto Indo-European" language ("PIE"), and the family of languages believed to have developed from it is called "Indo-European" ("IE").

Follow the links below to examine some of the evidence for the past existence of the Proto Indo-European language, based on common words in the languages found in and around Europe and India.

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