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Covers the "Indic", "Indo-Aryan" or Hindi + Domari set of languages, part of the "Indo-Iranian" grouping within the "Indo-European" intercontinental affinity.
Comprising 1 set of languages (= 49 outer languages) spoken by communities in South Asia, from the Himalayas to the island of Ceylon, with extensions throughout the world.
including 5 arterial languages: Hindi with Urdu; Bhojpuri with Maithili; Panjabi; Marathi; Bangla (Bengali) with Sylhetti
A continuum of relationships among languages covered by 58=Iranic and by 59=Indic passes through the transitional languages of the  Bashgali + Waigeli (Nuristani) chain.
For the reference-names of [59-AAF] Central Indic languages, diacritics have been used as follows: subscript dot / , º, É, Ñ / for retroflex consonants; overlining e.g. / _ / for a long vowel; underlining / r / for vocalic r.