Austro-Asiatic language


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Noun1.Austro-Asiatic language - a family of languages spoken in southern and southeastern Asia
natural language, tongue - a human written or spoken language used by a community; opposed to e.g. a computer language
Munda - a family of languages spoken by people scattered throughout central India
Mon-Khmer - a branch of the Austro-Asiatic languages
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As part of this project, it was decided to prepare a volume of surveys, all adhering to a predetermined common format, each concerning anaphora in a selected Indo-Aryan, Dravidian, Tibeto-Burman, or Austro-Asiatic language.
The A'chik dialects belong to the Bodo linguistic family of Tibeto-Burman languages while the Khasi dialect is an offshoot of the Mon-Khmer linguistic group of the Austro-Asiatic language family.
The Sanskrit word for shovel is langala and is related to the word for phallus, langula; the Austro-Asiatic languages use the same word for phallus and shovel; and Rabelais calls the phallus 'nature's ploughman.