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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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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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Liberty Times: Maoris seek roots in Taiwan

Focus Taiwan News Channel - 28 Aug 2018
Two years ago, a multinational team of academics, headed by Australians and including American, German and Irish members, completed an interdisciplinary study that concluded Taiwan was most likely the origin of all Austronesian peoples in the Southern ...
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India's Unique Place in the World of Numbers and Numerals – IV

IndiaFacts - 14 Sep 2018
It will be seen that the decimal system dominates in the most widely spoken and distributed language families in the Old World (Indo-European, Semito-Hamitic, Sino-Tibetan, Uralo-Altaic, Austronesian, Dravidian), and the vigesimal system is found in ...
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Taiwan welcomes migrants with Special Programmes

Indian NewsLink - 30 Aug 2018
The original population of the island of Taiwan and its associated islands, (not including Kinmen and the Matsu Islands) consisted of Taiwanese Aborigines, speaking Austronesian languages and sharing mitochondrial DNA contribution with island peoples ...
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India's Unique Place in the World of Numbers and Numerals – III

IndiaFacts - 10 Sep 2018
100: ši-spå. Other numbers: tens+unit: Thus 21: ār-p'ew ši, 99: k'ündāi-p'ew k'ündāi. Some languages of the Austronesian family: Hawaiian (Austronesian): 1-10: akahi, alua, akolu, aha, alima, aono, ahiku, awalu, aiwa, umi. 20: iwak-alua, 30-90: kan ...
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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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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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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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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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DNA sheds light on settlement of Pacific

BBC News - 02 Mar 2018
Intriguingly, all of this happened without a replacement in the language. The people of Vanuatu today speak Austronesian languages like those presumably spoken by the Lapita. This may be because a "lingua franca" developed in the region among ...

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