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  Reference for Tai-Kadai languages - Search.com
The Tai-Kadai languages, also known as Kadai or Kradai, are a tonal language family found in Southeast Asia and southern China.
Rather, he suggests that the Kadai languages may be a branch of Austronesian that migrated from the Philippines to Hainan, and from there spread to mainland China, where the Daic branch of Kadai was "radically restructured" under the influence of the Hmong-Mien languages and Chinese.
Sagart also suggests that the Austronesian language family (of which he claims proto-Tai-Kadai is one subgroup) is ultimately related to the Sino-Tibetan languages and probably has its origin in a Neolithic community of the coastal regions of prehistoric North China or East China.
www.search.com /reference/Tai-Kadai_languages   (640 words)

  
  Austric languages - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Austric language superfamily is a large theoretical grouping of languages primarily spoken in South East Asia, the Pacific, and the eastern Indian subcontinent.
It includes the Austronesian language family of the Malay archipelago, Pacific islands and Madagascar, as well as the Austro-Asiatic language family of mainland South East Asia, Eastern India and Bangladesh.
The Austric superfamily was first proposed by the German missionary Wilhelm Schmidt in 1906.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Austric_languages   (537 words)

  
 Austronesian languages - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Austronesian languages are a language family widely dispersed throughout the islands of Southeast Asia and the Pacific, with a few members spoken on continental Asia.
Austronesian is one of the largest language families in the world, both in terms of number of languages (1268 according to Ethnologue) and in terms of the geographical extent of the homelands of its languages (from Madagascar to Easter Island).
On this island the deepest divisions in Austronesian are found, among the families of the native Formosan languages; none of the mainland languages have survived.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Austronesian_languages   (919 words)

  
 :: Munshigonj District | Bangla Language ::
It is the administrative language of the Indian states of Tripura and west bengal as well as one of the administrative languages of Kachar district, Assam.
Persian was the language of the court during Muslim rule in the 14th and 15th centuries.
Chaste language continued to be used in contemporary newspapers, works of documentation and in statements by the government and on matters of serious import.
www.munshigonj.com /BangladeshSection/BanglaLanguage.htm   (3558 words)

  
 Language of Bangladesh   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Bangla Language next to Assamese, Bangla (Bangla) is the easternmost of the languages belonging to the Indo-European language family.
One of the main influences on Bangla was that of Sanskrit as this language was the vehicle of literature and culture for almost the whole of the subcontinent since the beginning of the Christian era.
Language situation Bangla is the country's state language and is used extensively except in some isolated tribal habitations.
www.bangladeshinc.com /cul_language.asp   (3584 words)

  
 Features- Linguistic matrix in Manipur
Language has immense social and political implications, and coercion by the dominant community to impose their language could invite political turmoil.
The languages of the dominant non-tribals are being forcibly imposed upon the minority tribals, for instance, Assamese in Assam, Bengali in Tripura and Meiteilon or Manipuri in Manipur state.
The language problem in Manipur began during the early 1980s when the state government tried to introduce Meiteilon as a compulsory subject in class X. But the issue was settled by keeping Meiteilon as an option for the tribal in lieu of additional English or state’s recognized tribal languages.
www.manipuronline.com /Features/linguistic.htm   (1351 words)

  
 Everything about Austro-Asiatic Languages   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Language families can be divided into smaller phylogenetic units, conventionally referred to as branches of the family, because the history of a language family is often represented as a tree diagram.
The Kusunda language of western Nepal is often thought to a remnant of the pre-Tibeto-Burman indigenous languages of the southern Himalayas.
Austronesian is one of the largest language families in the world, both in terms of number of languages (1244 according to Ethnologue) and in terms of the geographical extent of the homelands of its languages (from Madagascar to Easter Island).
austro.asiatic.languages.en.wikimiki.org   (8231 words)

  
 Sumerian and Austric Language   (Site not responding. Last check: )
As one goes further East, Austrics become mostly round-headed due possibly to the greater proportion of Mongoloid blood, and the Austronesians of the South Seas are primarily round-headed.
In Austric, this is a common alteration between different languages like hami "we," and kami "we;" and hamu "you," and gamu "you." M.
Munda languages share the similarity in pronominal suffixes and third person possessive suffixes, while in Malay languages it is found in third person possessive suffixes, demostratives and interrogatives.
www.geocities.com /Tokyo/Temple/9845/sumer.htm   (3917 words)

  
 Hmong-Mien languages -   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Hmong-Mien or Miao-Yao languages are a small language family of southern China and Southeast Asia.
Earlier linguistic classifications placed the Hmong-Mien languages into the Sino-Tibetan language family, where they remain in many Chinese classifications, but the current consensus among Western linguists is that they constitute a family of their own.
The current languages would be the only branch of that family to have survived, as if the Indoeuropean languages were represented today only by Celtic.
www.jaipurgrid.com /mediawiki/index.php/Hmong-Mien_languages   (609 words)

  
 Austronesian languages - China-related Topics AU-AZ - China-Related Topics
The Austronesian languages are a family of languages widely dispersed throughout the islands of Southeast Asia and the Pacific, with a few members spoken on continental Asia.
The Malayo-Polynesian languages tend to use reduplication (repetition of all or part of a word - such as wiki-wiki), and have highly restrictive phonotactics, with small numbers of phonemes and predominantly consonant-vowel syllables, so that texts are quite repetitive in terms of the frequency of sounds.
However, it is clear that the greatest genealogical diversity is found among the Formosan languages of Taiwan, and the least among the islands of the Pacific, supporting a dispersal of the family from Taiwan.
www.famouschinese.com /virtual/Austronesian_languages   (702 words)

  
 India. -   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Persic was the official language of the Court of the Achaemenides, and was employed by Darius I (B.C. 522-486), in the celebrated Behistun inscription.
It is the principal language of Swat and Buner, and of the country to the west of the Indus as far south as Dera Ismail Khan.
Sindhi is the language of Sind and the neighbourhood.
www.athelstane.co.uk /tchodson/ind_ethn/ind_ethn.htm   (19552 words)

  
 The U of MT -- Mansfield Library LangFing Malayan, pt. 2
You have reached the second page of Malayan and Formosan Languages, which is just one part of the "Language Finger" homepage, which is an index by language to the holdings of the Mansfield Library of The University of Montana.
The Formosan languages belong to the Austronesian branch of the Austric family of languages.
updated 6-9-2003 Kereho Busang (Austric) is one of the Punan languages, which belong to the Malayan sub-branch of the Austronesian branch of the Austric family of languages.
www.lib.umt.edu /guide/lang/malayn2h.htm   (1403 words)

  
 Facts about India-Indian languages
Some of these languages are accepted nationally while others are accepted as dialects of that particular region.
The former are spoken mainly in northern and central regions and the latter in southern India.
It is the oldest literary language of India, which is more than 5,000 years old and the basis of many modern Indian languages including Hindi and Urdu.
www.webindia123.com /india/people/language.htm   (273 words)

  
 The U of MT -- Mansfield Library LangFing Misc. Austric
You have reached the page with miscellaneous Austric languages, which is just one part of the "Language Finger" homepage, which is an index by language to the holdings of the Mansfield Library of The University of Montana.
updated 8-1-2003 The Sarawak languages (Austric) all belong to the Malayan sub-branch of the Austronesian branch of the Austric family of languages.
Among the Sarawak languages are Iban, Bidayuh, Melanau, and Kayan-Kenyah-Modang.
www.lib.umt.edu /guide/lang/miscamph.htm   (860 words)

  
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BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THE AUSTROASIATIC LANGUAGES OF INDIA by David Stampe PREFACE This is a bibliography of the Austroasiatic languages of India - i.e.
The purpose of the bibliography is to document the literature in and on Austroasiatic languages.
Materials on Austroasiatic languages are in general extremely difficult to access, and for this reason the bibliography includes abstracts, and occasionally quotes the entire relevant contents, of the works cited.
www.ling.hawaii.edu /faculty/stampe/AA/AA-BIB/munda.subject   (18289 words)

  
 Language Shifts among the Scheduled Tribes in India
The present work attempts to identify spatial patterns of the extent and nature of language shifts among the tribal population in India.
The study rejects the claim that language shift indicates the process of integration - rather it shows the process of assimilation of the tribal people into the majority culture group.
The study emphasises the need of promoting and preserving the tribal languages as these are cultural heritage of India.
www.exoticindiaart.com /book/details/IDD585   (329 words)

  
 Feature
Indeed, language assimilation at various interaction levels has been a characteristic feature of a multi-ethnic region that the North-East is. But the advocacy of a single language for homogeneity or cohesiveness classification has been challenged.
It is not only different languages of a single family but also languages of different families which are spoken in different States of this region as each state in the region is multilingual complex rather than a linguistically homogenous unit.
Under the prevailing situation the tribal communities are encouraged to speak the dominant language with the result that fewer people are using their tribal languages or dialects.
pib.nic.in /feature/feyr2001/fmay2001/f030520011.html   (846 words)

  
 Reference for Austronesian languages - Search.com
The Austronesian languages are a language family widely dispersed throughout the islands of Southeast Asia and the Pacific, with a few members spoken on continental Asia.
The internal structure of the Austronesian languages is difficult to work out, as the family consists of many very similar and very closely related languages with large numbers of dialect continua, making it difficult to recognize boundaries between branches.
The Austronesian language family is established by the linguistic Comparative method on the basis of cognate sets, sets of words similar in sound and meaning which can be shown to be descended from the same ancestral word in Proto-Austronesian according to regular rules.
www.search.com /reference/Austronesian_languages   (2391 words)

  
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Although many of his claims could not be supported, given our greater knowledge of the families involved, a careful re-examination of the morphology of the two language families, especially that found in Nicobarese, an isolated Mon-Khmer language, strongly suggest that there does in fact exist a genetic relationship between the two families.
Because Bontok language and society are undergoing rapid change as a result of the influence of Filipino/Tagalog and also Ilokano, every effort is being made to document traditional Bontok speech and aspects of the culture.
In Archaeology and language 1: Theoretical and methodological orientations, ed.
www2.hawaii.edu /~reid   (1608 words)

  
 glosspg1.htm
The lexical data evidentiating these comparisons and the accompanying lexical reconstructions (proto-forms) had to be kept at a minimum level in the published articles due to space limitations.
This data should also help bolster the writer's case that Austric is a viable taxonomic entity comprising the AA and AN language families.
The AA reconstruction essayed by the writer is based primarily on a high-level comparison of modern AA lexical data with the AN proto-forms reconstructed by Otto Dempwolff and his successors.
home.att.net /~lvhayes/Langling/Glossary/glosspg1.htm   (671 words)

  
 Austric languages: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Austric language superfamily is a large grouping of languages primarily spoken in South East Asia (Southeast asia is a subregion of asia....)
Austronesian languages (The family of languages spoken in Australia and Formosa and Malaysia and Polynesia)
Quechuan languages (The language of the Quechua which was spoken by the Incas)
www.absoluteastronomy.com /ref/austric_languages   (1059 words)

  
 Oriya
Of all the languages spoken in Northern India, Oriya shows the least influence of Persian and Arabic.
About 70% of Oriya vocabulary derives from Sanskrit, about 2% is of Persian and Arabic origin, the rest is mostly derived from the language spoken by the fl Austric aboriginals who inhabited Orissa.They referred to their kingdom as `Kalinga' and spoke a now extinct language known as Kalingan.
It was similar to the Austric languages still spoken in the East Ghats hills.
www.nvtc.gov /lotw/months/february/oriya.html   (321 words)

  
 [Fonts]Unicode coverage for languages
I've decided that using RFC 3066 to indicate font language coverage is a good idea (or at least the best idea).
Now matching can take place using the language tags; a font supporting the language for a different country will match "less strongly" than a font matching the language for the correct country.
To generate language coverage for a font, I need to know what Unicode coverage is required for each language.
www.mail-archive.com /fonts@xfree86.org/msg00915.html   (2040 words)

  
 INDIAN MIRROR - GEOGRAPHY -Other facts about India
The earliest language of the Indians was that of the Indus valley civilization and only some characters of their script is available now and hence it could not be deciphered properly.
The Austric languages are the Munda and Kol speeches of central and eastern India.
The Indo-Aryan languages are spoken by approximately 74 % of the Indian populace, the Dravidian by about 24%, the Austric by 1.4% and the Sino-Tibetan by 0.9%.
www.indianmirror.com /geography/geo10.html   (862 words)

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