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Austronesian definition, Also called Malayo-Polynesian. a family of languages spoken in the Malay Peninsula, Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam, Taiwan, ...

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Suggested Pdf Resources

The Austronesian languages - Pacific Linguistics - ANU
morphology, syntax, the history of scholarship on Austronesian languages, and a critical assessment of the reconstruction of Proto Austronesian phonology.
Austronesian Prehistory in Southeast Asia - ANU Press
Chapter 5. Austronesian Prehistory in. Southeast Asia: Homeland, Expansion and Transformation.
A Hypothesis for Austronesian Origins - ScholarSpace
A Hypothesis for. Austronesian Origins. PETER BELLWOOD.
The Austronesian Homeland - ScholarSpace - University of Hawaii
The Austronesian Homeland: A li uisti Perspective. ROBERT BLUST. INTRODUCfrON.
Austronesian syntax*
Oceania. Berlin: Mouton. 1.

Suggested News Resources

New research into the origins of the Austronesian languages
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.
An ancient Australian connection to India?
The latest genetic research suggests it may have come from New Guinea or even directly from Taiwan by Austronesian speaking people, with no indications of India ancestry whatsoever.
DNA Analysis Gives Insight into Austronesian Languages
New research has shed light on one of the world's largest language families. The Austronesian language group includes a fifth of the world's languages, and yet its origins have long remained a mystery. Although the Indo-European and Sino-Tibetan ...
FestPac and Austronesian connections
For the past 13 years, the Council of Indigenous Peoples in Taiwan has organized an annual International Austronesian Conference. The conference is organized to bring together dozens of community activists, government representatives and scholars from ...
Austronesian conference kicks off in Taipei
The 2015 International Austronesian Conference got underway Oct. 29 in Taipei City, underscoring government efforts to strengthen collaboration and understanding among indigenous peoples from across the region. In his opening remarks, President Ma ...

Suggested Web Resources

Austronesian peoples - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Austronesians, Austronesian peoples or Austronesian-speaking peoples are various populations in Asia, Oceania and Africa that speak languages of the ...
Austronesian languages - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Austronesian languages is a language family that is widely dispersed throughout Maritime Southeast Asia, Madagascar and the islands of the Pacific Ocean ...
Austronesia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Austronesia, in historical terms, refers to the homeland of the peoples who speak Austronesian languages, including Indonesian, Malay, Filipino, Maori, ...
The Austronesian People - Our Pacific Ocean
The term Austronesian peoples refers to a population group present in Southeast Asia or Oceania who speak, or had ancestors who spoke, one of the ...
Austronesian Expansion - Taiwan 4000 BC
Austronesian Expansion - Taiwan 4,000 BC. By 5,000 BC an especially potent and versatile culture combining fishing and gardening had developed on the ...

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