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      • Malayo-Polynesian languages məlā´ō-pŏlĭnē´zhən [ key], sometimes also called Austronesian languagesô˝strōnē´zhən [ key], 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; Taiwan; the Melanesian, Micronesian, and Polynesian islands; and New Zealand. languages məlā´ō-pŏlĭnē´zhən [ key], sometimes also called,Melanesian, Micronesian, and Polynesian islands; and New Zealand.
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  2. Polynesian languages - Wikipedia

    The contemporary classification of the Polynesian languages began with certain observations by Andrew Pawley in 1966 based on shared innovations in phonology, vocabulary and grammar showing that the East Polynesian languages were more closely related to Samoan than they were to Tongan, calling Tongan and its nearby relative Niuean "Tongic" and Samoan and all other Polynesian languages of the ...

  3. Talk:Malayo-Polynesian languages - Wikipedia

    Malayic is the Ethnologue name for a group of 70 languages which are dived into five subsets, one of the subsets of Malayic is Malay with one language, another is Malayan with fortysix languages, and a third is Malayic-Dayak with ten languages. I have restored the Ethnologue name. Bejnar 20:28, 14 August 2006 (UTC)

  4. Category:Malayo-Polynesian languages - Wiktionary

    Articles on this topic in other Wikimedia projects can be found at: Wikimedia Commons Category Malayo-Polynesian languages English Wikipedia has an article on: Malayo-Polynesian languages

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    • Austronesian
  5. Austronesian peoples - Wikipedia

    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.

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  6. Chamorro language - Wikipedia

    Rather, like Palauan, it possibly constitutes an independent branch of the Malayo-Polynesian language family. [6] [7] At the time the Spanish rule over Guam ended, it was thought that Chamorro was a semi- Creole language , with a substantial amount of the vocabulary of Spanish origin and beginning to have a high level of mutual intelligibility ...

  7. Category:Proto-Malayo-Polynesian language - Wiktionary

    Jan 01, 2021 · Wikidata. Q3832960. Proto-Malayo-Polynesian is a reconstructed language. Its words and roots are not directly attested in any written works, but have been reconstructed through the comparative method, which finds regular similarities between languages that cannot be explained by coincidence or word-borrowing, and extrapolates ancient forms from these similarities.

  8. Austronesian languages - Wikipedia

    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.

  9. Proto-Oceanic language - Wikipedia

    Proto-Malayo-Polynesian. Lower-order reconstructions. Proto-Polynesian. Proto-Oceanic (abbr. POc) is a proto-language that historical linguists since Otto Dempwolff have reconstructed as the hypothetical common ancestor of the Oceanic subgroup of the Austronesian language family.

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