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Iranian

1. a branch of the Indo-European family of languages, divided into West Iranian (including Old Persian, Pahlavi, modern Persian, Kurdish, Baluchi, and Tajik) and East Iranian (including Avestan, Sogdian, Pashto, and Ossetic)
2. the modern Persian language
3. belonging to or relating to the Iranian branch of Indo-European
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The statement also points out that Arran was an Iranic region inhabited by population speaking Iranic languages -Persian and
The Pashtuns and Balochs are linguistically Iranic, while the Punjabis, Sindhis and Saraikis are linguistically Indic.
Unlike what we observe in the Slavic and Kartvelian language families, finally, Ossetic is the only Iranic language hating developed this kind of derivational-like grammatical category (Edel'man 2002: 127); hence, Abaev [1965/1995: 343-354] and Edel'man [2002: 127] consider the aspectual value of preverbs, together with the Genitive-Accusative case marking on direct objects, to be a very old grammatical isogloss shared by Ossetic and Russian, which goes back to early contacts between Scythian and Eastern Slavs (7).