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Indo-European Languages in 250 BC with a Map

With the help of a map, can you guess these lndo-European languages that were spoken in 250 BC?
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According to own research. Note that this map may not be 100% accurate and that some language groups might be disputed.
Quiz by Dekkie
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Last updated: March 12, 2023
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First submittedDecember 27, 2021
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Anatolian
Carian
Lycian
Lydian
Milyan
Pisidian
Sidetic
 
Baltic
Proto-Baltic
Celtic
Celtiberian
Common Brittonic
Galatian
Gallaecian
Gaulish
Lepontic
Primitive Irish
 
Germanic
East Germanic
North Germanic
West Germanic
Hellenic
Ancient Greek
 
Indo-Aryan
Classical Sanskrit
Dardic Languages
Magadhi Prakrit
Maharashtri Prakrit
Shauraseni Prakrit
Iranian
Bactrian
Khwarezmian
Median
Old Persian
Parthian
Scythian Languages
 
Italic
Faliscan
Old Latin
Oscan
Umbrian
 
 
Paleo-Balkan
Bithynian
Brygian
Dacian
Dardanian
Illyrian
Messapic
Mysian
Paeonian
Phrygian
Thracian
 
Slavic
Proto-Slavic
Unclassified
Ancient Cappadocian
Isaurian
Liburnian
Lusitanian
Sicel
Venetic
Wusun
 
Other Languages
Armenian
Nuristani Languages
Proto-Tocharian
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Level 67
Dec 27, 2021
Was Ancient Greek really spoken in Central Asia?
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Level 55
Dec 28, 2021
Yep. At the time, a Greco-Bactrian Kingdom was a thing due to the expansion of Alexander the Great's empire. Later there would also be an Indo-Greek Kingdom that expanded all the way to southwestern Nepal.
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Level 54
Jan 13, 2023
why does this have "Communism" "Russia" and "Soviet Union" tags??
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Level 55
Jan 13, 2023
Huh, I wasn't even aware of this being the case. Thanks for letting me know though, I'll try to have this looked into.
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Level 64
Mar 12, 2023
I think Wusun would be better put under Iranian? That seems to be more generally accepted than under Indo-Aryan
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Level 55
Mar 12, 2023
Seems to be disputed. Moved it to the "Unclassified" section.
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Level 65
Mar 18, 2023
Was surprised Etruscan is missing, but then remembered it's not Indo-European. Great quiz!
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Level 65
Mar 18, 2023
Why isn't Sogdian included?
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Level 55
Mar 18, 2023
Dates tend to differ quite a bit for when it was first spoken, but since there is no evidence for an older form of the language, Sogdian likely only became a distinct language by around 100 BC.
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Level 59
May 14, 2023
Languages of the British Empire in 1920? Great quiz
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Level 67
Jul 8, 2023
I think Ashokan prakit was spoken in this time as well. Wikipedia says its era was 268-232 BC.