I was just answering a question about the origins of English and Latin and wanted to talk about their common ancestors but ran into a surprising problem.
So we know the majority of languages in Europe and the Indian subcontinent are related under the name "Indo European".
If you just want to look at the languages in the subcontinent there is the name "Indic".
But when you want to look at the other half, I can't seem to find a name.
English is a member of the Germanic family. Latin is a member of the Italic family.
Both are on close branches on the European side of the Indo European tree but "European" is not the name of a language family as far as I am aware. When we talk about European languages the terms covers an area including unrelated languages such as Basque, Finnish, and Hungarian.
So if "European" is not a name of a language family and Indo-European is far too vast, is there a term I'm overlooking?