The Austronesian languages (/ ˌɒstroʊˈniːʒən /, / ˌɒstrə /, / ˌɔːstroʊ -/, / ˌɔːstrə -/) are a language family, widely spoken throughout Maritime Southeast Asia, Madagascar, the islands of the Pacific Ocean and Taiwan (by Taiwanese aborigines). There are also a few speakers in continental Asia.
Places where Austronesian languages are spoken are colored pink. The Austronesian languages are a language family. They were originally spoken in Southeast Asia and on islands in the Pacific Ocean. List of Austronesian languages
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1. a language family that includes all the non-Papuan, non-Australian languages of peoples indigenous to Oceania, the Indonesian archipelago, Taiwan, and the Philippines, as well as Malay and Chamic in SE Asia and Malagasy on Madagascar.
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Some Austronesian languages, such as Malay or Javanese, are spoken by tens of millions of people, but the 500 Austronesian languages in New Guinea and the islands to the east are spoken by less than two million people in total.
The Austronesian language family encompasses over 2,000 languages that include Taiwan's indigenous languages, as well as the languages of the Micronesian, Melanesian, and Polynesian islands of the Pacific, many of the major languages of Southeast Asia, and a geographic outlier in Madagascar.
The Austronesian languages are a language family widely dispersed throughout the islands of Southeast Asia and the Pacific, with a few members spoken on continental Asia that are spoken by about 386 million people. It is on par with Indo-European, Niger–Congo, Afroasiatic and Uralic as one of the best-established ancient language families.
1. wikipedia(when used as a common noun)
Blend of wiki + encyclopedia, coined by Larry Sanger.
1. (UK) IPA(key): /ˌwɪkɪˈpiːdɪə/ 2. (US) enPR: wĭ'kēpēʹdēə, wĭ'kəpēʹdēə, IPA(key): /ˌwɪkiˈpiːdi.ə/, /ˌwɪkəˈpiːdi.ə/ 3. Rhymes: -iːdiə
Borrowed from English Wikipedia.
Wikipedia (genitive Wikipedias) 1. Wikipedia
Wikipedia c (singular definite Wikipediaen, plural indefinite Wikipediaer) 1. Wikipedia(a version of the encyclopedia project)
Borrowed from English Wikipedia, blend of Hawaiian wiki + English encyclopedia. Surface analysis: Hawaiian wiki (“speedy”) + Italian -pedia (“-pedia”).
1. (standard) IPA(key): /wi.kiˈpe.dia/ 2. (alternative pronunciations) IPA(key): /vi.kiˈpe.dia/, /wi.kiˈpi.dia/, /vi.kiˈpi.dia/ 3. Hyphenation: wi‧ki‧pé‧dia
Wikipedia f 1. Wikipedia 1.1. la Wikipedia in lingua italiana/inglese/spagnola ― the Wikipediain Italian/English/Spanish language
Wikipedia 1. Rōmaji transcription of ウィキペディア
From English Wikipedia.
1. IPA(key): /vʲi.kʲiˈpɛd.ja/
Wikipedia f 1. (Internet) Wikipedia
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