Minorities in China speak more than 80 languages from five language families: Sino-Tibetan, Altaic, Austro - Asiatic, Austronesian, and Indo-European .
Alliterative meter also seems to predominate in the very earliest texts from the third western branch of Indo-European , Italic.
The northern Kurdish minority in Iraq is not Arab but speaks an Indo-European language, and its religious tendencies are seldom fundamentalist.
They speak Tibeto-Burman languages and are also conversant in Indo-European languages, such as Hindi or Assamese.
Even this limited sample shows the inter-relatedness of all the languages in the above columns, which are all of the Indo-European language family.
Most Indian languages belong to the Indo-European or Dravidian families.
The Croats speak Croatian, a South Slavic language of the Indo-European family.
Nomadic tribes speaking Indo-European languages descended from the mountain passes in the northwest to settle on the plains of the Punjab around 1700 BC.
Europe shows a remarkable linguistic homogeneity, with most of the populations speaking languages belonging to the Indo-European family.
For over 200 years linguists have debated when - and by whom - the Indo-European group of languages began to be spread across Europe and Asia.