Austronesian Languages
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1. Introduction: Austronesian Languages of China and the Austronesian Language Family

The Austronesian language family, encompassing a fifth of the world’s languages (Grimes et al. 1995:122 c…

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Claire SAILLARD, “Austronesian Languages”, in: Encyclopedia of Chinese Language and Linguistics, General Editor Rint Sybesma. Consulted online on 20 March 2018 <>
First published online: 2015

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