Chinese Loanwords in the Languages of Southeast Asia
(6,741 words)

1. Overview

Chinese culture and language have been spreading from modern-day Central China southward into the region of Southern China and Southeast Asia for thousands of years. In many regions of Southern China, sinification has led to complete absorption or displacement of the…

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Mark ALVES, “Chinese Loanwords in the Languages of Southeast Asia”, in: Encyclopedia of Chinese Language and Linguistics, General Editor Rint Sybesma. Consulted online on 29 March 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2210-7363_ecll_COM_00000082>
First published online: 2015



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