Definition of Sino-tibetan language
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
Lexicographical Neighbors of Sino-tibetan Language
Literary usage of Sino-tibetan language
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 status of Sino-Tibetan studies, fieldwork research, phonology and morphology. ..."
2. Calcutta Review by University of Calcutta (1844)
"Their speech was of Sino-Tibetan language-family. In the Puranas they were known as 'Kirata.' There is no evidence of any other races who lived in India ..."
3. Nepal by Susanne von der Heide (2000)
"A major part of these groups belongs linguistically to the Bodic group of the Sino-Tibetan language family: the Dhimal, the Newar. and the Pahari can be ..."