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Sinitic

[si-nit-ik] /sɪˈnɪt ɪk/
noun
1.
a branch of Sino-Tibetan consisting of the various local languages and dialects whose speakers share literary Chinese as their standard language.
adjective
2.
of or relating to the Chinese, their language, or their culture.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95; < Late Latin Sīn(ae) the Chinese (see Sino-) + -itic
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Sinitic

/sɪˈnɪtɪk/
noun
1.
a branch of the Sino-Tibetan family of languages, consisting of the various languages or dialects of Chinese Compare Tibeto-Burman
adjective
2.
belonging or relating to this group of languages
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