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

  • n. A language family that includes the Sinitic and Tibeto-Burman branches.

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  • adj. Of, or relating to, both China and Tibet
  • adj. Of the Sino-Tibetan languages, one of the major language families.

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  • n. the family of tonal languages spoken in eastern Asia


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  • Since the Sino-Tibetan problem ultimately has to be resolved by the two peoples themselves, I try to reach out to the Chinese people whenever I can to create a mutual understanding between us.


  • Quite apart from the current process of Sino-Tibetan dialogue having achieved no concrete results, there has been a brutal crackdown on the Tibetan protests that have shaken the whole of Tibet since March last year.


  • On the other hand, it may also be seen as a language in the Sino-Tibetan family.

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  • Chinese forms part of the Sino-Tibetan family of languages.

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  • The Tai-Kadai languages are thought to have originated in what is now southern China and some linguists have proposed links to the Austroasiatic Austronesian or Sino-Tibetan language families. » Travel Talk THAI – 2 yourself talking teach travel auckland sale

  • He informed Prime Minister Brown that the Chinese government is aware of the three points that the Chinese Prime Minister had reportedly raised with him and that he would be able to get back to him after knowing the outcome of the 7th round of Sino-Tibetan talk to take place in the second week of June.

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  • Japanese, the Sino-Tibetan family of languages, and the Indo-European family are unrelated, but topic-prominent languages prevail throughout much of the western Pacific.

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  • Seven months after protests across the Tibetan plateau, Lhasa remains under military lockdown; the Tibetan community abroad has grown more deeply divided; and the Sino-Tibetan dialogue is in tatters.

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  • If you look up Wikipedia, there is a move to switch Tibetan into the Tibetan-Burmese language family; even within the Sino-Tibetan language family, Tibetan is supposed to be closer to Burmese and other "hey, those tribes aren't extinct yet?" languages.

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  • SHANGRI-LA, China Tibetan envoys are in Beijing this week for the eighth round of Sino-Tibetan dialogue -- and it could be the last such dialogue for a long time.

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