Chapter 5.3 Indo-European
Each branch has a distinctive spatial distribution.
Romance languages derived from Latin that was spoken by the Romans 2,000 years ago. When the Roman armies conquered and occupied provinces they brought the Latin language with them.
Engilsh is part of the Germanic branch because of the language spoken by Germanic tribes that invaded England 1,500 years ago.
The four less extensively used Indo-European branches are Albanian, Armenian, Greek and Celtic.
Indo-European is divided into eight branches.
Following the collapse of the Roman Empire communication among the former provinces declined.