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Related to Sino-Tibetan: Niger-Congo, Austro-Asiatic, Afro-Asiatic, Sino-Tibetan languages, Isolated language
A language family that includes the Sinitic and Tibeto-Burman branches.
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(Languages) 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
(Languages) belonging or relating to this family of languages
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Si•no-Ti•bet•an(ˌsaɪ noʊ tɪˈbɛt n, ˌsɪn oʊ-)
a language family of E Asia, having as major branches Chinese and the Tibeto-Burman languages.
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|Noun||1.||Sino-Tibetan - the family of tonal languages spoken in eastern Asia|
natural language, tongue - a human written or spoken language used by a community; opposed to e.g. a computer language
Tibeto-Burman, Tibeto-Burman language - a branch of the Sino-Tibetan family of languages spoken from Tibet to the Malay Peninsula
Burma, Myanmar, Union of Burma - a mountainous republic in southeastern Asia on the Bay of Bengal; "much opium is grown in Myanmar"
Cathay, China, Communist China, mainland China, People's Republic of China, PRC, Red China - a communist nation that covers a vast territory in eastern Asia; the most populous country in the world
Sitsang, Thibet, Tibet, Xizang - an autonomous region of the Peoples Republic of China; located in the Himalayas
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