The shrine of knowledge.


Aus·tro·ne·sian (ô str -n zh n, -sh n). adj. Of or relating to Austronesia or its peoples, languages, or cultures.

Austronesian is described in multiple online sources, as addition to our editors' articles, see section below for printable documents, Austronesian books and related discussion.

Suggested Pdf Resources

Comparative Austronesian Studies
Current Developments in Comparative Austronesian Studies. James J.
Austronesian 'Focus' as Derivation: Evidence from Nominalization*
Description of an Austronesian language of Papua
Biak. Description of an Austronesian language of Papua Description of an Austronesian language of Papua.
1 Austronesian cultural origins
The distribution of Austronesian languages, together with archaeological dates for the spread of Neolithic cultures.
UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN ONTARIO AND MCGILL UNIVERSITY. Within the Austronesian family, many languages are classified as ergative (e.g.

Suggested News Resources

A land of diversity
The remainder comprises immigrants from the four corners of the globe and indigenous Austronesian peoples. As of the end of 2009, the government recognized 14 aboriginal groups accounting for around 2 percent of the population.
Mongolian ethnic minority
Language: The Mongolians have their own spoken and written language, which belongs to the Mongolian Austronesian of the Altaic Phylum. The Mongolians have three dialects: Inner Mongolian, Barag-Buryat and Uirad.
China heightens ocean awareness
There are few records about their migration, but it is internationally recognized that the ancestors of nearly 300 million people who speak Austronesian languages are traceable to China's Fujian.
Chamorros date back 4000 years
Chamorro is classified under Austronesian languages, but there are words uniquely ours -- like taotao (people), tano (land), hanom (water), puntan (cliff points) and so forth.
Judge acquits UAE captain, saying housekeeper's testimony 'didn't have the
Lisi threw out Ballesteros' testimony from the first day of the trial due to questions about the integrity of the interpreter's translation of the dialect of Tagalog, an Austronesian language spoken in the Philippines.

Suggested Web Resources

Austronesian languages - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Austronesian peoples - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Austronesia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Austronesian Basic Vocabulary Database: Main
Gives basic words in many Austronesian languages.
Austronesian Vocabulary
A comparison of 24 words in 6 Austronesian languages.

Great care has been taken to prepare the information on this page. Elements of the content come from factual and lexical knowledge databases, library and third-party sources. We appreciate your suggestions and comments on further improvements of the site.

Discussion Forum
Place for your opinion