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33 Southeast Asian mainland: linguistic history

Prehistory

Part II: Holocene migrations

  1. Paul Sidwell

Published Online: 4 FEB 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781444351071.wbeghm833

The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration

The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration

How to Cite

Sidwell, P. 2013. 33 Southeast Asian mainland: linguistic history. The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration. .

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 FEB 2013

Abstract

The major language families of mainland Southeast Asia have reconstructible histories of expansion extending back for at least five thousand years, commencing with the initial spread of Austroasiatic languages from a homeland region that is still under debate.

Keywords:

  • linguistics;
  • Asia;
  • Holocene;
  • Southeast Asia, Austroasiatic, Tai