Austro-Asiatic language

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Synonyms for Austro-Asiatic language

a family of languages spoken in southern and southeastern Asia

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Subbarao), and the Austro-Asiatic language Juang (Manideepa Patnaik and K.
But large segments of people in the region also speak Dravidian and Austro-Asiatic languages.
The retention on the peninsula of Austro-Asiatic languages in the face of Austronesian expansion (26) can most simply be explained by the prior establishment, dating back to 2,000 BCE, of Mon-Khmer speaking agricultural societies on the peninsula.
The penalty is most severe for speakers of Chinese home language (-$5,702), followed by other Indo-Iranian languages (-$4,660), then Austro-Asiatic languages (-$4,206), and then by Spanish (-$3,612).
The Sanskrit word for shovel is langala and is related to the word for phallus, langula; the Austro-Asiatic languages use the same word for phallus and shovel; and Rabelais calls the phallus 'nature's ploughman.
Conversely, as one traveled south in China, the Chinese languages began to resemble Austro-asiatic languages that bordered them in the south.