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  1. Austronesian languages - Wikipedia

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    Apr 14, 2021 · Typological characteristics Phonology. The Austronesian languages overall possess phoneme inventories which are smaller than the world average. Around 90% of the Austronesian languages have inventories of 19-25 sounds (15-20 consonants and 4-5 vowels), thus lying at the lower end of the global typical range of 20-37 sounds.

  2. List of major and official Austronesian languages - Wikipedia

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    Apr 10, 2021 · This is a list of major and official Austronesian languages, a language family originating from Taiwan, that is widely dispersed throughout the islands of Southeast Asia and the Pacific, with a few members spoken on continental Asia and Madagascar

    Language
    Speakers
    Native name
    Official status
    639,210
    Na Vosa Vakaviti
    Tagalog (Filipino)
    20,000,000 (L1) 80,000,000 (L2)
    Wikang Filipino/Tagalog
    120,000
    Taetae ni Kiribati
    120,000 (L2)
    Hiri Motu
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  4. Austronesian peoples - Wikipedia

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    4 days ago · From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The Austronesian peoples, also sometimes referred to as the Austronesian-speaking peoples, are a large group of various peoples in Phillippines, [ [Maritime, Oceania and Madagascar that speak the Austronesian languages.

    • c. 260.6 million (2016)
    • c. 855,000 (2006)
    • c. 24 million (2016)
    • c. 100.9 million (2015)
  5. Austroasiatic languages - Wikipedia

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    Apr 12, 2021 · Etymology. The name Austroasiatic comes from a combination of the Latin words for "South" and "Asia", hence "South Asia".. Typology. Regarding word structure, Austroasiatic languages are well known for having an iambic "sesquisyllabic" pattern, with basic nouns and verbs consisting of an initial, unstressed, reduced minor syllable followed by a stressed, full syllable.

  6. Tagalog language - Wikipedia

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    Apr 07, 2021 · Tagalog (/ t ə ˈ ɡ ɑː l ɒ ɡ /, tə-GAH-log; Tagalog pronunciation: [tɐˈɡaːloɡ]) is an Austronesian language spoken as a first language by the ethnic Tagalog people, who make up a quarter of the population of the Philippines, and as a second language by the majority.

  7. Austro-Tai languages - Wikipedia

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    Apr 14, 2021 · The Austro-Tai languages, sometimes also Austro-Thai languages, are a proposed language family that comprises the Austronesian languages and the Kra–Dai languages. Related proposals include Austric ( Wilhelm Schmidt in 1906) and Sino-Austronesian ( Laurent Sagart in 1990, 2005).

  8. Languages of Africa - Wikipedia

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    Apr 16, 2021 · Most languages spoken in Africa belong to one of three large language families: Afroasiatic, Nilo-Saharan and Niger–Congo.Another hundred belong to smaller families such as Ubangian (sometimes grouped within Niger-Congo) and the various families called Khoisan, or the Indo-European and Austronesian language families mainly spoken outside Africa; the presence of the latter two dates to 2,600 ...

  9. Malay language - Wikipedia

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    Apr 14, 2021 · Malay is a member of the Austronesian family of languages, which includes languages from Southeast Asia and the Pacific Ocean, with a smaller number in continental Asia. Malagasy , a geographic outlier spoken in Madagascar in the Indian Ocean , is also a member of this language family.

  10. Fijian language - Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Apr 09, 2021 · Fijian edition of Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The Fijian language is a Austronesian language. It is one of the official languages of Fiji. It has about 350,000 speakers.

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