We open this new site dedicated to the Proto-Indo-European language and its derived dialects – whether dead or alive – with a simple series of highly hypothetical historical ethno-linguistic maps, showing the supposed Indo-European language development in Eurasia since Pre-Proto-Indo-European, some 7.000 years ago.
We plan to dedicate this new site to different resources and articles on general (Pre-, Late, Middle and Early) Proto-Indo-European, as well as for its derived dialects. We believe that specially maps can be a great source for understanding linguistic evolution through history, even when their details remain controversial.
This whole work is licensed under a dual GNU Free Documentation License and (only for non-Wikipedia content) Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.
We hope to post some more written information on the images in the next days, instead of just these first maps.
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