Definition of Sino-tibetan
1. Noun. The family of tonal languages spoken in eastern Asia.
Generic synonyms: Natural Language, Tongue
Specialized synonyms: Sinitic, Sinitic Language, Tibeto-burman, Tibeto-burman Language, Kadai, Kadai Language, Kam-tai
Geographical relationships: Burma, Myanmar, Union Of Burma, Cathay, China, Communist China, Mainland China, People's Republic Of China, Prc, Red China, Sitsang, Thibet, Tibet, Xizang, Kingdom Of Thailand, Siam, Thailand
Definition of Sino-tibetan
1. Adjective. Of, or relating to, both China and Tibet ¹
2. Adjective. (linguistics) Of the Sino-Tibetan languages, one of the major language families. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sino-tibetan
Literary usage of Sino-tibetan
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Hmong, 1987-1995: A Selected & Annotated Bibliography edited by Christina J. Smith (1996)
"An overview of the Sino-Tibetan language family and its subgroups, ... The position of the affiliation of Hmong-Mien (Miao-Yao) to Sino-Tibetan is also ..."
2. Calcutta Review by University of Calcutta (1844)
"... between the Sino-Tibetan Burmans and the Austro-Asiatic Mons, and it ended in a final triumph of the Northern sino Tibetan invaders, the Mons dy;ng as a ..."
3. Bibliotheca Indica by Royal Asiatic Society of Bengal (1841)
"... between the Sino-Tibetan Burmans and the Austro-Asiatic Mons, and it ended in a final triumph of the Northern Sino-Tibetan invaders, the Mons dying as a ..."
4. A Supplement to A Guide to Manuscripts Relating to the American Indian in by Daythal Kendall, John F. Freeman (1982)
"Volume 2 is comparative Sino-Tibetan-Na-Dene with provision for entries in Sino-Tibetan languages, Athapascan, Haida, and Tlingit. Most pages in all volumes ..."
5. From Peking to Mandalay: A Journey from North China to Burma Through Tibetan by Reginald Fleming Johnston (1908)
"... it is probable that the new administrative arrangements will tend to the gradual effacement of the powers and privileges of all the Sino- Tibetan kings ..."
6. From Peking to Mandalay: A Journey from North China to Burma Through Tibetan by Reginald Fleming Johnston (1908)
"... and had to fall back on my original intention of travelling through the Sino-Tibetan states of the Yalung valley to the north - west of Yunnan. ..."
7. American Men of Science: A Biographical Directory by Jaques Cattell, Jaques Cattell Press (1921)
"... archeology and ethnology; Chinese pottery, bronze, jade and precious stones ; history of cultivated plants and domestic animals; Sino-Tibetan languages. ..."