Origin and Diffusion of Indo-European

Astha Parmar
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9th grade AP Human Geography (Language) Mind Map on Origin and Diffusion of Indo-European, created by Astha Parmar on 11/30/2017.

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Origin and Diffusion of Indo-European
1 Proto-Indo-European
1.1 existence cannot be proven
1.1.1 would have existed thousands of years before the invention of writing or recorded history
1.2 Nomadic Warrior Thesis
1.2.1 Marija Gimbutes
1.2.1.1 first speakers were the Kurgan people
1.2.1.1.1 homeland in the steppes near the border between present-day Russia and Kazakhstan
1.2.1.2 the Kurgans were warriors who invaded others
1.2.1.2.1 they forced people to speak their language
1.2.1.2.1.1 this common language evolved into Indo-European language family
1.3 Sedentary Farmer Thesis
1.3.1 Colin Renfrew
1.3.1.1 first speakers lived 2,000 years before the Kurgans
1.3.1.1.1 lived in eastern Anatolia, part of present-day Turkey
1.3.1.2 the speakers were peaceful people
1.3.1.2.1 they migrated to other places to farm
1.3.1.2.1.1 thus spreading their language to other places
1.3.1.2.1.1.1 this common language evolved into the Indo-European language family
1.3.2 Russell D. Gray supports this, but dates the first speakers at around 6700 B.C.
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