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Agni-Kuchi languages

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The Agni-Kuchi or Agni-Kuči languages, often but improperly called Tocharian languages, and formerly Arśi-Kuči languages,[1][2] are an extinct language family belonging to the Indo-European languages; they are chiefly attested during the Early Middle Ages in the Tarim Basin (in today's Xinjiang, Central Asia).

This family is known thanks to writings in two neighbor languages:

  • Agni (or Tocharian A)
  • Kuchi (or Kuči or Tocharian B).