Malayo-Polynesian love

Malayo-Polynesian

Definitions

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

  • n. A subgroup of the Austronesian language family.

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  • proper n. A subgroup of languages of the Austronesian language family, mostly dispersed around the islands of Southeast Asia and the Pacific Ocean.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. of or pertaining to Malayo-Polynesia.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as Malay-Polynesian.

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

  • n. the branch of the Austronesian languages spoken from Madagascar to the central Pacific
  • adj. of or relating to the Malayo-Polynesian branch of the Austronesian languages

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Mr. Abidin carefully copied some Korean letters from a textbook onto the blackboard and asked his fourth-grade class what they spelled in their Cia-Cia tongue, a Malayo-Polynesian language related to others spoken across Indonesia.

    To Save Its Dying Tongue, Indonesian Isle Orders Out for Korean

  • VietnamVietnamese (official), English (increasingly favored as a second language), some French, Chinese, and Khmer; mountain area languages (Mon-Khmer and Malayo-Polynesian)

    Languages

  • Ethnic groups: Austronesian (Malayo-Polynesian), Papuan, small Chinese minority

    Timor-Leste

  • Languages: Vietnamese (official), English (increasingly favored as a second language), some French, Chinese, and Khmer; mountain area languages (Mon-Khmer and Malayo-Polynesian)

    Vietnam

  • Research interests: Malayo-Polynesian linguistics, with particular emphasis on (more ...)

    Why Bush cannot be counted out yet

  • Timor-LesteAustronesian (Malayo-Polynesian), Papuan, small Chinese minority

    Ethnic groups

  • Vietnamese (official); English (increasingly favored as a second language); some French, Chinese, and Khmer; mountain area languages (Mon-Khmer and Malayo-Polynesian)

    ASIAN BUSINESS CUSTOMS & MANNERS

  • About this work the American linguist Bloomfield wrote: “The second volume of Humboldt's great treatise founded the comparative grammar of the Malayo-Polynesian language family” (Bloomfield 1933, 19).

    Wilhelm von Humboldt

  • The people continued to speak a unique, tongue-twisting Malayo-Polynesian language distantly related to Indonesian.

    Brotherhood of Heroes

  • Chamorro is a Malayo-Polynesian language of Guam and the Northern Marianas; for a language spoken by fewer than 100,000 people, it's got an impressive web presence.

    languagehat.com: CHAMORRO.

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