Names of plants of Mediterranean and Balkan origin in Burushaski

Ilija Čašule

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    Abstract

    After a brief overview of studies that correlate the Burushaski language with Indo-European, the article goes on to examine the close and specific semantic and phonological correspondence between eight plant names shared by Burushaski and the Indo-European languages of the Mediterranean and Southern Europe. On the strength of this correlation it is proposed that these plant names may point to the Eastern Mediterranean and the Balkans as the original area of inhabitation of the Burushaski people.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1-8
    Number of pages8
    JournalHimalayan linguistics
    Volume13
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 2014

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    Keywords

    • Plant names
    • Burushaski
    • Indo-European
    • Mediterranean
    • Balkans

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