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Sino-Tibetan

[sahy-noh-ti-bet-n, sin-oh-] /ˌsaɪ noʊ tɪˈbɛt n, ˌsɪn oʊ-/
noun
1.
a family of languages including especially Burmese, Tibetan, and the various local languages and dialects whose speakers share literary Chinese as their standard language.
Origin
1915-1920
1915-20; Sino- + Tibetan
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Sino-Tibetan

/ˈsaɪnəʊ-/
noun
1.
a family of languages that includes most of the languages of China, as well as Tibetan, Burmese, and possibly Thai. Their most noticeable phonological characteristic is the phonemic use of tones
adjective
2.
belonging or relating to this family of languages
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