Malayo-Polynesian love

Malayo-Polynesian

Definitions

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

  • noun A subgroup of the Austronesian language family.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Same as Malay-Polynesian.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective of or pertaining to Malayo-Polynesia.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

  • noun the branch of the Austronesian languages spoken from Madagascar to the central Pacific
  • adjective 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

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

    Vietnam

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

    Languages

  • 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

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

    Timor-Leste

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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