Austroasiatic Languages
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Austroasiatic languages constitute a large and very ancient linguistic family that stretches from Central India to Peninsular Malaysia, including the Nicobar Islands and much of Mainland Southeast Asia. The Austroasiatic (AA) languages spoken in present-day China constitute only the nort…

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Gerard DIFFLOTH and Nathan BADENOCH, “Austroasiatic Languages”, in: Encyclopedia of Chinese Language and Linguistics, General Editor Rint Sybesma. Consulted online on 15 December 2018 <>
First published online: 2015

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