Austronesia


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Austronesia

the islands of the central and S Pacific, including Indonesia, Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia
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As Blust notes, the incorporation of a reflex of *duSa in terms for "soul" (in a variety of different morphological forms) is a widespread phenomenon in Austronesia and "the notion of the soul of a living person as a 'second self' has had a longer history in the Austronesian world.
Taiwan's indigenous peoples, who originated in Austronesia and southern Asia, have lived on Taiwan for 12,000 to 15,000 years.
This packaging design reflects the "primitive" and "eco-friendly" culture of the Austronesia tribes (Bunun and Maori).
In East Timor, some 30 native dialects are classified into two families, Austronesia and Papua.
In fact, problems of understanding, terminology and methodology in religious studies in Austronesia were identified by many writers, but only a few ever presented alternative solutions (e.
Hispanisation; the impact of Spanish on the lexicon and grammar of the indigenous languages of Austronesia and the Americas.