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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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The book handles the archaeological record better, but speculations concerning Austronesian still intrude on occasion.
In some Austronesian, including Bornean, societies, such cultural attitude towards "blood" even led to the lexical substitution of the word for 'blood,' as e.
The Aeta are thought to be among the earliest inhabitants of the Philippines, preceding the Austronesian migrations.
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 culture.
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 world.
As we know that the Austronesian language family is one of the largest language families in the world.
2) Research elsewhere in Melanesia had indicated a complex, coherent system of thought among traditional Austronesian and other societies articulating personhood, mortality and mortuary procedure ontically, and thereby inviting ontological reflection.
An additional reason for the generally dismissive rejection of Molet's thesis was the conventional view of Francophone specialists of Malagasy history, following the Grandidiers, that the Merina, especially of the andriana caste, were an evolved people of pure or almost pure Austronesian (Javanese/Malay) descent, who were superior to the other metis peoples of Madagascar.
The study would be best appreciated by specialists in Oceanic and Austronesian languages, but perhaps also by some general linguists interested in linguistic typology.
Spriggs is candid enough to recognize "disturbing parallels" in more recent debates as to whether pondfield irrigation was distributed by Austronesian speakers or invented independently "at multiple locations" (p.
However, none of these has given us a fully systematic treatment of the language that takes advantage of recent advances in typological studies and the study of the comparative syntax of the Austronesian languages.
She has also committed to write a research paper on how the ATAYAL cultural exchange programs with Austronesian groups may lead to an opportunity for a new type of indigenous tourism targeting Austronesia and how it may benefit the economy of Taiwan.