Austro-Asiatic love

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A family of languages of southeast Asia once dominant in northeast India and Indochina, including Mon-Khmer and Munda.

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  • proper noun A major language family spoken in parts of Southeast Asia, India and the Nicobar Islands.

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  • noun a family of languages spoken in southern and southeastern Asia

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Examples

  • I think an Austro-Asiatic substratum has been suggested for Min.

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  • Khasis speak a language (belonging to Austro-Asiatic language group) which has no particular script like Devnagari on which Nepali, the language Gorkhas speak, is based.

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  • Ma'nimeakalai also equates Nakka-chaara'nar with Naakar, enlightening us on the affinities among the aborigines carried the identity Nagas in Sri Lanka, South India and Southeast Asia, who were probably people of Austro-Asiatic origins.

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  • Thereafter, one or several groups of people migrated North, mixed with previous settlers there and, finally, formed various populations we now refer to as Austronesian, Austro-Asiatic, Tai-Kadai, Hmong-Mien, and Altaic.

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  • The scientists carried out genetic tests on 966 individuals from 26 of India's "relic populations" and identified seven people from central Dravidian and Austro-Asiatic tribes who shared genetic traits only found in Aborigines.

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  • Linguistic group - Austro-Asiatic (tribal) and old Dravidian dialects

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  • If archaeology has any say, the entire island having microlithic sites of prehistoric period has to be resettled by Veddas, and if enough Veddas are not found in the island they could still be found among their next of kin outside, ranging from the Austro-Asiatic tribes of the South Asian subcontinent to aborigines of Borneo, Papua New Guinea and Australia, commented an academic of ethnic studies in the island.

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  • "relic populations" and identified seven people from central Dravidian and Austro-Asiatic tribes who shared genetic traits only found in Aborigines.

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