The Ngati Manu tribe is visiting Taiwan on a two-week trip to trace their roots on the island, as some researchers believe that the Austronesian
language was first developed in Taiwan.
The paper concludes by suggesting that accidental drift voyaging cannot alone account for all this, especially the diversity of these canoes, and that episodic interest by Austronesian
speakers in the small islands of CYP and TS and their resources is implicated.
In the fourth chapter, 'Austronesians
in Madagascar: A Critical Assessment of the Works of Paul Ottino and Philippe Beaujard', Alexander Adelaar zooms into the cultural history of Madagascar through the arguments of these two prominent scholars on the island's linkages with South and Southeast Asia.
The book handles the archaeological record better, but speculations concerning Austronesian
still intrude on occasion.
languages outside Taiwan show the merger of PAN *C with *t and *N with *n (Dahl 1973, Mills 1975).
speakers who settled the islands of Southeast Asia and Madagascar were not "Malaysians" (19).
The Aeta are thought to be among the earliest inhabitants of the Philippines, preceding the Austronesian
Rapongan was born and raised in Pongso no Tau, the home island of the Tau people, located forty kilometers southeast of Taiwan, where people continue to live close to their oceanic tradition, which is part of the larger Austronesian
I draw on my own enquiries in Lautem, (3) a growing body of ethnography that has emerged since Timor-Leste's independence that explores this re-emergence of local customs and traditions in public life, as well as an established body of anthropology relating to Eastern Indonesia and the wider Austronesian
As we know that the Austronesian
language family is one of the largest language families in the world.