Definition of Austronesian language

1. Noun. The family of languages spoken in Australia and Formosa and Malaysia and Polynesia.

Exact synonyms: Austronesian
Generic synonyms: Natural Language, Tongue
Specialized synonyms: Malayo-polynesian, Polynesian, Aboriginal Australian, Australian, Formosan
Derivative terms: Austronesian



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Austronesian Language

Austrian
Austrian German
Austrian capital
Austrian monetary unit
Austrian schilling
Austrian winter pea
Austrianness
Austrians
Austro-
Austro-Asiatic
Austro-Hungarian
Austrocedrus
Austrocedrus chilensis
Austronesia
Austronesian
Austronesian language
Austronesianist
Austronesianists
Austronesians
Austrophobe
Austrophobes
Austroslavism
Austrotaxus
Austrotaxus spicata
Author of Eternal Salvation
Authorized Version
Autodefensas Unidas de Colombia
Automated Transfer Vehicle
Automated Transfer Vehicles
Automeris

Literary usage of Austronesian language

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Prehistoric Settlement of the Pacific by Ward Hunt Goodenough (1996)
"They remained independent from the rest of China well into the first millennium AD, and there is historical evidence that an austronesian language was still ..."

2. A Historical Geography of the British Colonies by Charles Prestwood Lucas (1907)
"The inference seems irresistible that Papuans caught echoes of some Austronesian language from representatives of the Austronesian race who invaded Papuan ..."

3. Australasia by John Davenport Rogers (1907)
"The inference seems irresistible that Papuans caught echoes of some Austronesian language from representatives of the Austronesian race who invaded Papuan ..."

4. Under Heaven's Brow: Pre-Christian Religious Tradition in Chuuk by Ward Hunt Goodenough (2002)
"LANGUAGE The language of Chuuk belongs to the enormous Malayo-Polynesian family, one of the major branches of the austronesian language phylum. ..."

5. Indonesia: Sumatra, Java, Bali, Lombok, Sulawesi by David E. Henley (2000)
"The fifth austronesian language of importance on Java is Balinese. Java's culture has exerted a strong influence on Bali, but the cultural exchange has not ..."

6. The South Sea Islanders and the Queensland Labour Trade: A Record of Voyages by William T. Wawn (1893)
"Here Motu speaking an austronesian language with affiliations up and down the Papuan coast live in symbiotic relationship with Koita speaking a Papuan ..."

7. The Pacific Challenge: Development Trends in the 21st Centuryby Michael Waibel, Werner Kreisel by Michael Waibel, Werner Kreisel (2005)
"... austronesian language family; there is certainly no common history, the inclusion of the region in the empire of Majapahit testifies only to the ..."

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