glottochronological


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Adj.1.glottochronological - pertaining to the study of the evolution of languages from a common source; "glottochronological studies"
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181-188) is devoted to the glottochronological method and selected publications on statistics concerning the development of language or languages.
By the glottochronological datings of Rodrigues (1958; 1964), Proto-Tupi, the language in which originated the components of the Tupian stock, was formed around 5000 years ago, and the Tupi-guarani family some 2500 years later.