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Austronesian

(ôs'trōnē`zhən, –shən), name sometimes used for the Malayo-Polynesian languagesMalayo-Polynesian languages
, sometimes also called Austronesian languages
, family of languages estimated at from 300 to 500 tongues and understood by approximately 300 million people in Madagascar; the Malay Peninsula; Indonesia and New Guinea; the Philippines;
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2007 Recent archaeological discoveries in Taiwan and northern Luzon: implications for Austronesian expansion, in S.
The recovery of obsidian from the Bismarck Archipelago in Sabah, Malaysian Borneo, dating to before 3000 cal BP, is one example of reverse interactions from Melanesia into Island Southeast Asia following the Austronesian expansion (Bellwood 2013: 193).
Word order change in Papua New Guinea Austronesian languages.
What interests me above all in the editors' introduction is the significance of the dialogue with African anthropology in the description and analysis of ancestorship in Borneo and the wider Austronesian world, which echoes the early post-Second World War debates conducted by researchers such as Derek Freeman with regard to cognation and its relationship to African unilineal descent systems.
Here, the authors first present theoretical and methodological preliminaries, then they discuss the position of Proto Oceanic within Austronesian, and finally, they provide a Proto Oceanic grammar sketch.
The zooarchaeological evidence correlates with molecular studies of the DNA of ancient and modern pigs in the region, which suggest that domestic pigs did not disperse across Island Southeast Asia until after the time of the presumed Austronesian migration c.
Austronesian diaspora and the ethnogenesis of people in Indonesian archipelago: 61-82.
Adelaar, The Austronesian languages of South East Asia and Madagascar: a historical perspective.
When Reid (1994) identified structural relationships between Austronesian languages and the Austroasiatic (AA) language Noncowry, spoken on the Nicobar Islands, he returned to a century-old proposal by Schmidt (1906), that the AN and AA languages share a common ancestry in the Austric phylum.
His work has been pre-eminent in generating new understanding and fresh debate about the origins of Austronesian language speakers and the spread of agriculture and languages through Island Southeast Asia and the Pacific (e.
This thesis is a descriptive grammar based on thirty-one texts of Kadorih, a dialect of Ot Danum which is an Austronesian language spoken in the upper reaches of Kahayan River in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia.
Paper presented at the Climate change and the global plight of indigenous peoples: The differences and similarities between the situations of Austronesian peoples in Taiwan and the rest of the world, seminar.