Tibeto-Burman
noun Date: 1901 1. a language family that includes Tibetan, Burmese, and related languages of southern and eastern Asia 2. a member of a people speaking a Tibeto-Burman language

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Tibeto-Burman — [ti bet΄ō bʉr′mən] n. a branch of the Sino Tibetan family of languages, including Tibetan and Burmese adj. designating or of this group of languages or the peoples speaking them or their cultures …   English World dictionary

  • Tibeto-Burman — noun a branch of the Sino Tibetan family of languages spoken from Tibet to the Malay Peninsula • Syn: ↑Tibeto Burman language • Hypernyms: ↑Sino Tibetan, ↑Sino Tibetan language • Hyponyms: ↑Qiang, ↑Qia …   Useful english dictionary

  • Tibeto-Burman — /ti bet oh berr meuhn/, n. a subfamily of Sino Tibetan languages, including esp. Tibetan and Burmese. [TIBET + O + BURM(A) + AN] * * * …   Universalium

  • Tibeto-Burman — adjective a) Of, or relating to, both Tibet and Burma b) Of the , one of the subgroups of the Sino Tibetan language family …   Wiktionary

  • Tibeto-Burman — adjective relating to or denoting a division of the Sino Tibetan language family that includes Tibetan, Burmese, and a number of other languages spoken in mountainous regions of central southern Asia …   English new terms dictionary

  • Tibeto-Burman — Ti•bet•o Bur•man [[t]tɪˈbɛt oʊˈbɜr mən[/t]] n. peo a language family, a branch of the Sino Tibetan family, that includes Tibetan, Burmese, and the languages of many peoples of the Himalayan periphery and upland regions of S central, and SE Asia …   From formal English to slang

  • Tibeto-Burman — /təbɛtoʊ ˈbɜmən/ (say tuhbetoh bermuhn) noun 1. a branch of the Sino Tibetan family of languages. Compare Sinitic. –adjective 2. of or relating to this group of languages …   Australian English dictionary

  • Tibeto-Burman languages — Introduction       language group within the Sino Tibetan family (Sino Tibetan languages). At the end of the 20th century, Tibeto Burman languages were spoken by approximately 57 million people; countries that had more than 1 million Tibeto… …   Universalium

  • Tibeto-Burman languages — Infobox Language family name=Tibeto Burman region=East Asia familycolor=Sino Tibetan family = Sino Tibetan (debated) [Cf. Beckwith, Christopher I. 1996. The Morphological Argument for the Existence of Sino Tibetan. Pan Asiatic Linguistics:… …   Wikipedia

  • Tibeto-Burman language — noun a branch of the Sino Tibetan family of languages spoken from Tibet to the Malay Peninsula • Syn: ↑Tibeto Burman • Hypernyms: ↑Sino Tibetan, ↑Sino Tibetan language • Hyponyms: ↑Qiang, ↑Qiangic, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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