From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia This is a list of major and official Austronesian languages , a language family widely dispersed throughout the islands of Southeast Asia and the Pacific , with a few members spoken on continental Asia and Madagascar .
Austronesian peoples is a term referring to people that live in Southeast Asia, Oceania and Madagascar, who are speakers of the Austronesian languages. They are thought to have originally come from the indigenous peoples of Taiwan .
English: Austronesian-language realm in Southeast Asia, highlighting Malay and arbitrary other languages, related and unrelated. Color legend: The dark red is common standard Malay (eq. Malay, Malaysian, Indonesian, Brunei), red is Malay languages and languages not closely related to Malay (eq. , Aceh, Kedah, Kelantan, Cham, Southern Thailand Malay, Mindanao Malay, Minahasan Malay, Maluku ...
Sino-Austronesian(hypothetical)GeographicdistributionEast, South and Southeast AsiaLinguistic classificationproposed language familySubdivisions Sino-
noun the family of languages spoken in Australia and Formosa and Malaysia and Polynesia • Syn: ↑Austronesian • Derivationally related forms: ↑Austronesian (for: ↑Austronesian) • Hypernyms: ↑natural language, ↑
The Austronesian languages are a language family that is widely dispersed throughout Maritime Southeast Asia, Madagascar and the islands of the Pacific Ocean, with a few members in continental Asia. Austronesian languages are spoken by about 386 million people (4.9%), making it the fifth-largest language family by number of speakers.
The Bisayan or Visayan languages are a group of languages spoken mainly in the Visayas region of the Philippines.They are part of the large Austronesian language family that includes other Philippine languages such as Tagalog and several outside the country such as Malay and Indonesian, but they are not mutually intelligible with those languages and only to a limited extent with each other.
Not to be confused with Austroasiatic languages. "Austronesian" redirects here. For other uses, see Austronesian (disambiguation). Aus...
Malagasy Language - History... African languages, instead it is the westernmost member of the Malayo-Polynesian branch of the Austronesian language family ... the earliest form of language spoken on Madagascar could have had some non-Austronesian substrata ...
Austronesian languages - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jul 30, 2016 - Austronesian languages expansion map. Periods are based on archeological studies, though the association of the archeological record and linguistic reconstructions is disputed.