5.4 Origin and Diffusion

Languages diffuse through migration.

Origin and Diffusion of Indo-European: "War" Hypothesis

  • The origin and early diffusion of language familes predate record predate recorded history

Origin and Diffusion of Indo- European: "Peace"

First indo-european speakers lived 2,000 years before the kurgans, in eastern anatolia. Regradless of how indo-european diffused.
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orgin and dissusion of english

The celts spoke languages classifed as celtic. we know nothung of earlier languages spoken in britian
Animated map shows how Indo-European languages may have evolved