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4) Georges Condominas maintained a fairly similar view in his study of Tai and Mon-Khmer 'social spaces' in the uplands of northern Laos and Thailand.
Other ethnographic evidence from the Rmet's close neighbours, the Khmu, another upland Mon-Khmer speaking population with the same lifestyle, point to similar practices and dependency upon lowlanders for obtaining metal.
They point towards Mon-Khmer speaking populations belonging, like the Rmet, to the Palaungic branch and known today as Lawa in Thailand or Wa in Burma and China.
Yet the cultural exchange among the Mon-Khmer speakers showed influence travelling in both directions throughout.
Mlabri, also known as Luang, Ma Ku, Mabri, Mia, Mrabri, Phi Thong (Luang), Yellow Leaf and Yumbri, a group of about 154 persons in Thailand and Laos (130 in Thailand) as of 2007, speaking a North Mon-Khmer language within the Austroasiatic language family (Lewis, Simons and Fennig 2015).
5) For parallel reasons it is simplest to assume that the Negritos of Malaya adopted Mon-Khmer languages from their sedentary Senoic neighbors before the "Malayicization" of the peninsula around the beginning of the Common Era.
Austronesian (Wolff) Mon-Khmer (Shorto 2006) *jabat 'hold' *[j]bat ~ *[j]baat 'to feel, grasp' *kudun 'enclose' *krun 'to confine' *lena 'k.
The Mon-Khmer (Austroasiatic) language family contains well over 100 languages, but the only two which are national languages are Khmer and Vietnamese.
If no other Mon-Khmer cognates existed, that would indeed be the most likely source.
It is tempting to see these too as Austronesian loans, as the Bahnaric and Monic divisions of Mon-Khmer are known to have been in contact with languages of the Chamic group.
C2]; others extend the reconstruction to Mon-Khmer [*[blc:[eta]].
By bringing focus to the economic activities of the region and the participation of Mon-Khmer, Malays, Chinese etc.
The Australian historian Milton Osborne (Cornell University) opened the first comparative research on French colonialism in Cambodia and southern Vietnam while the Franco-American ethno-linguist Gerard Diffloth (University of California, Los Angeles) began to map the Mon-Khmer linguistic world, a realm spanning from today's India to the Philippines, while his colleague Franklin Huffman (Cornell University) compiled the first comprehensive Khmer-English dictionary, and a number of studies on the Khmer language.
Certain terms are of arguable etymology: for example they may have an uncertain Indo-Aryan or Mon-Khmer derivation or be a Khmer form of a Sanskrit word.
Phu Thai, several Mon-Khmer languages and the "nearly gone" language of Ugong are clustered together in the quadrant of lowest status-vitality and hence the category of endangered languages.