\\|āzhē|anik also -shē-\ adjective
Usage: usually capitalized
Etymology: Asian + -ic
1. : asian
2. : of, belonging to, or constituting a group of non-Indo-European languages not admitted by many linguists to be demonstrably or even plausibly of common origin, spoken in Asia Minor or in southwestern Asia and southern Europe before the coming of the Indo-Europeans, and perhaps including Lycian, Lydian, Etruscan, and the languages ancestral to Basque and some Caucasian languages

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