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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A branch of the Sino-Tibetan language family that includes Tibetan and Burmese.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of, or relating to, both Tibet and Burma
  • adj. Of the Tibeto-Burman languages, one of the subgroups of the Sino-Tibetan language family.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Ranging from Tibet to Burma, or including the Tibetan and Burmese languages: applied specifically to a group of languages, belonging to the Indo-Chinese family, spoken in central and southeastern Asia, especially in Tibet, Assam, and Burma. Cust (“Sketch of the Modern Languages of the East Indies,” pp. 88–116) enumerates 87 languages and 84 dialects of this group.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a branch of the Sino-Tibetan family of languages spoken from Tibet to the Malay Peninsula

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