designating or of a proposed language superfamily that includes the Indo-European, Afroasiatic, Dravidian, Uralic, Altaic, and Kartvelian families
Origin of Nostraticfrom German nostratisch from Classical Latin nostras, nostratis, of our country
this superfamily of languages
A hypothetical language proposed as the parent language of Afro-Asiatic, Altaic, Dravidian, Indo-European, Kartvelian, Uralic-Yukaghir, and perhaps other language families.
Origin of NostraticDanish nostratisk from Latin nostrās nostrāt- belonging to our country or people from noster our, ours ; see nes-2 in Indo-European roots.