austronesian austronesian

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a native or inhabitant of Austronesia
  2. (n) the family of languages spoken in Australia and Formosa and Malaysia and Polynesia
  3. (adj) of or relating to or characteristic of Austronesia or its people or culture

Quotes

  • "Aborigines in Taiwan are a branch of the Austronesian family. Studies by various academics even conclude that Taiwan may be the place where all Austronesian peoples originated," Chen said.
    on Aug 1, 2007 By: Chen Shui-bian Source: Taipei Times

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amalgamation amalgamation
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