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Franz Bopp

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(1791–1867)

A Bavarian who, inspired by Charles Wilkins' Pāṇini-based Sanskrit grammar, and the work of Sir William Jones, attempted to reconstruct proto-Indo-European, and so...

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Hindi

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A North Indian Indo-Āryan vernacular which, in its medieval dialects, was the medium of much bhakti literature, such as the works of Kabīr, Mīrābaī, and Tulsīdās(a). In the 20th century,...

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Indo-Āryan

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A term coined by philologists to distinguish the Indian, or Indic, branch of the Indo-Iranian language group from its Iranian counterpart. This model is predicated on the assumption that...

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Tamil

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1 One of the major Dravidian languages of South India. There are approximately 60 million Tamil speakers at the beginning of the 21st century, mostly in the state of Tamil...

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