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The Austronesian languages are a language family that is widely...

wikipedia - 07 Nov 2016
The Austronesian languages are a language family that is widely dispersed throughout Maritime Southeast Asia, Madagascar and the islands of the Pacific Ocean, with a few members in continental Asia. Austronesian languages are spoken by about 386 million people, making it the fifth-largest language family by number of speakers, behind only the Indo-European languages, the Sino-Tibetan languages, the Niger-Congo languages, and the Afroasiatic languages. It is on par with Indo-European, Niger–Congo, and
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Lost in translation: Papua New Guinea wins the language Olympics

Eyewitness News - 15 Nov 2018
The country's most widely spoken language is pidgin English or Tok Pisin, although this being Papua New Guinea, Tok Pisin only claimed its lingua franca status after beating out a pretender in the form of semi-creole Austronesian language Hiri Motu.
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The Next Generation of Japanese Has to Learn About the Indo-Pacific

JAPAN Forward (press release) (blog) - 25 Oct 2018
The work of Forster influenced the German linguistic scholar Wilhelm von Humboldt (1767-1835), who also studied Indonesian languages and is recognized as the founder of Austronesian language studies. Humboldt termed this language family ...
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Startup Corner

Harbus Online - 15 Nov 2018
In Austronesian languages, “mana” means the embodiment of supernatural force in a person. That's our own view of motherhood. We're just trying to empower Mom. Who is the team behind ReMana? The ReMana team is me Lindsay) and my husband, ...
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What are “church lingua franca” in PNG?

The National - 02 Nov 2018
In the mainland areas of German New Guinea, Lutheran missionaries chose Yabêm as a common language for church activities in areas where Austronesian languages were spoken, and Kâte in the much more widespread areas where non-Austronesian ...
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Telugu is the fastest growing language in the US: Study

Daily News & Analysis - 28 Oct 2018
Even though Telugu is the fastest growing language, it is nowhere near the top 20 on the list of most spoken languages in the US other than English. That list is topped by Spanish. It is followed by Chinese and Tagalog (This Austronesian language is ...
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New research into the origins of the Austronesian languages

Phys.Org - 28 Jan 2016
THE languages known as Austronesian are spoken by more than 380 million people in territories that include Taiwan, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Madagascar and the islands of the Pacific. How did the population¬s of such a large and diverse ...
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Variety: Acrostic

New York Times - 01 Sep 2018
I had never known about what is called “the Vexing Hawaiian W.” Original, old-school Hawaiian is a member of the Austronesian language family, evolved from ancient Polynesian settlers (there is also apparently a Hawaiian pidgin that was brought by much ...
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Borrowing a leaf from biology to preserve threatened languages

Phys.Org - 13 Dec 2017
As a case study, Farrell and co-author Nicolas Perrault, now a graduate student at the University of Oxford, used this approach borrowed from conservation biology to generate rankings for 350 Austronesian languages, spoken in islands scattered across ...
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Austronesian languages conference opens

Focus Taiwan News Channel - 13 Nov 2017
Taipei, Nov. 13 (CNA) The 2017 International Austronesian Languages Conference opened Monday, with Vice President Chen Chien-jen (陳建仁) reiterating that Taiwan aims to forge a special diplomatic link with its Pacific allies. That special diplomatic ...
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To save dying languages, use 'evolutionary trees'

Futurity: Research News - 19 Dec 2017
As a case study, Farrell and coauthor Nicolas Perrault, now a graduate student at the University of Oxford, used this approach borrowed from conservation biology to generate rankings for 350 Austronesian languages, spoken in islands scattered across ...
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Small dogs & wolves in The New York Times

ScienceBlogs (blog) - 12 Nov 2018
A few weeks ago I commented on the paper about the origin of the small dog phenotype in the Middle East. Now The New York Times has an article on a newer paper, New Finding Puts Origins Of Dogs in Middle East. Here's the conclusion:.

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