Austroasiatic
adjective Date: 1922 of, relating to, or constituting a family of languages of south and southeast Asia that includes Mon-Khmer and Munda as subfamilies

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  • Austroasiatic — /aw stroh ay zhee at ik, shee /, n. 1. a family of languages spoken in SE Asia and the landsaround the Bay of Bengal and consisting principally of Vietnamese, Khmer, Mon, Khasi, Nicobarese, and the Munda languages. adj. 2. of or pertaining to… …   Universalium

  • Austroasiatic — Aus•tro•a•si•at•ic [[t]ˌɔ stroʊˌeɪ ʒiˈæt ɪk, ʃi [/t]] n. 1) peo a family of languages spoken in SE Asia and the lands around the Bay of Bengal, its branches including Mon Khmer (including Vietnamese) and Munda 2) peo of or pertaining to… …   From formal English to slang

  • austroasiatic — |ȯ(ˌ)strō, |ä +ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ adjective Usage: usually capitalized Etymology: austr (I) + Asiatic : of, relating to, or belonging to a family of languages once widespread over northeastern India and Indo China and comprising (1) the older… …   Useful english dictionary

  • austroasiatic — aus·tro·asiatic …   English syllables

  • Austroasiatic languages — Superfamily of about 150 languages spoken by close to 90 million physically and culturally very diverse people in South and Southeast Asia. Today most scholars believe that it is subdivided into two families, Munda and Mon Khmer. The present… …   Universalium

  • Austroasiatic languages Table — ▪ Table Austroasiatic languages Austroasiatic stock areas where spoken* Mon Khmer family Khasian branch Meghalaya (NE India) Khasi, Synteng, Lyng ngam Amwi (War) Palaungic branch (Palaung Wa) Kano (Danau) NE Myanmar Palaung Riang subbranch NE… …   Universalium

  • Nicobarese languages —       Austroasiatic languages spoken on the Nicobar Islands and once considered to form a distinct family within the Austroasiatic stock. More recent data on these hitherto poorly known languages suggest that they form a distinct branch of the… …   Universalium

  • Austro-Asiatic languages — Austro Asiatic Mon–Khmer Geographic distribution: South and Southeast Asia Linguistic classification: One of the world s major language families Proto language: Proto Mon–Khmer …   Wikipedia

  • Austric languages — The Austric language superfamily is a large theoretical grouping of languages primarily spoken in Southeast Asia, the Pacific, and the eastern Indian subcontinent. It includes the Austronesian language family of Taiwan, the Malay Archipelago,… …   Wikipedia

  • Norman Zide — Norman H. Zide (born 1928[1]) is the Professor Emeritus of the Department of South Asian Languages Civilization the Department of Linguistics at the University of Chicago. He taught Hindi and Urdu there for four decades and published several… …   Wikipedia

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