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New insights into the origin of the Indo-European languages

Linguistics and genetics combine to suggest a new hybrid hypothesis for the origin of the Indo-European languages

An international team of linguists and geneticists led by researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig has achieved a significant breakthrough in our understanding of the origins of Indo-European, a family of languages spoken by nearly half of the world’s population.

© P. Heggarty et al., Science (2023)