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Can you speak Indo-European? In a way, you can. English is part of the Indo-European family of languages.
For two centuries now, linguists have been studying how languages are alike and not alike. They have put most of the world’s languages into families. English is part of a big language family called Indo-European. This group includes most of the languages of Europe. It also covers Iranian, Kurdish, Hindi/Urdu, Bengali, and other languages of the Indian subcontinent. The parent language of the Indo-European family is called Proto-Indo-European. There are no written or spoken remains of it. Scholars can only guess what it was like by looking at the languages that came from it.