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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The eastern zone comprises of the eastern and northeastern regions where the Austro-Asiatic languages are spoken.
The retention on the peninsula of Austro-Asiatic languages in the face of Austronesian expansion (26) can most simply be explained by the prior establishment, dating back to 2,000 BCE, of Mon-Khmer speaking agricultural societies on the peninsula.
The penalty is most severe for speakers of Chinese home language (-$5,702), followed by other Indo-Iranian languages (-$4,660), then Austro-Asiatic languages (-$4,206), and then by Spanish (-$3,612).