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Austroasiatic

[aw-stroh-ey-zhee-at-ik, -shee-] /ˌɔ stroʊˌeɪ ʒiˈæt ɪk, -ʃi-/
noun
1.
a family of languages spoken in SE Asia and the landsaround the Bay of Bengal and consisting principally of Vietnamese, Khmer, Mon, Khasi, Nicobarese, and the Munda languages.
adjective
2.
of or pertaining to Austroasiatic.
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25; austro- + Asiatic
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