- Waddar ( Dravidian)
- Waigali or Kalasha-Ala ( Indo-Aryan)
- Waima or Roro ( Malayo-Polynesian)
- Wakhi ( Iranian)
- Walloon ( Romance)
- Waray-Waray or Binisaya ( Malayo-Polynesian)
- Washo ( Hokan)
- Welsh ( Celtic)
- Western Neo-Aramaic ( Semitic)
- Wolane (Silt'e) ( Semitic)
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3 days ago · The Malayo-Polynesian languages are a subgroup of the Austronesian languages, with approximately 385.5 million speakers.The Malayo-Polynesian languages are spoken by the Austronesian peoples outside of Taiwan, of the island nations of Southeast Asia and the Pacific Ocean, with a smaller number in continental Asia in the areas near the Malay peninsula.
4 days ago · Proto-Malayo-Polynesian (PMP) is the reconstructed ancestor of the Malayo-Polynesian languages, which is by far the largest branch (by current speakers) of the Austronesian language family. Proto-Malayo-Polynesian is ancestral to all Austronesian languages spoken outside Taiwan, as well as the Yami language on Taiwan's Orchid Island.
1 day ago · The Malagasy language is the westernmost member of the Malayo-Polynesian branch of the Austronesian language family. Its distinctiveness from nearby African languages was already noted in 1708 by the Dutch scholar Adriaan Reland.
2 days ago · Orthography Written Polynesian languages use orthography based on Latin script. Most Polynesian languages have five vowel qualities, corresponding roughly to those written i, e, a, o, u in classical Latin. However, orthographic conventions for phonemes that are not easily encoded in standard Latin script had to develop over time. Influenced by the traditions of orthographies of languages they ...
Oct 20, 2020 · The first was Malayo-Polynesian, distributed across the Philippines, Indonesia, and Melanesia. The second migration was that of the Oceanic languages into Polynesia and Micronesia. Primary branches on Taiwan (Formosan languages) In addition to Malayo-Polynesian, thirteen Formosan subgroups are broadly accepted.
5 days ago · Codrington coined and used the term "Ocean" language family rather than "Malayo-Polynesian" in 1891, in opposition to the exclusion of Melanesian and Micronesian languages. This was adopted by Ray who defined the "Oceanic" language family as encompassing the languages of Southeast Asia and Madagascar, Micronesia, Melanesia, and Polynesia.
Oct 18, 2020 · Proto-Austronesian is a verb-initial language (including VSO and VOS word orders), as most Formosan languages, all Philippine languages, some Bornean languages, all Austronesian dialects of Madagascar, and all Polynesian languages are verb-initial.
Oct 06, 2020 · Nuclear Malayo-Polynesian languages (en) Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian (en) Ekialdeko malayo-polinesiar hizkuntzak Ozeaniar hizkuntzak Central–Eastern Oceanic languages (en) Central Pacific languages (en) Polynesian languages (en) Tahitic languages (en) Informazio filologikoa; Hizkuntza-tipologia
Sep 29, 2020 · Nuclear Malayo-Polynesian languages (en) Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian (en) Ekialdeko malayo-polinesiar hizkuntzak Ozeaniar hizkuntzak Central–Eastern Oceanic languages (en) Central Pacific languages (en) Polynesian languages (en) Marquesic languages (en) Informazio filologikoa; Hizkuntza-tipologia: aditza-subjektua-objektua eta hizkuntza ...