Sino-Tibetan language

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Noun1.Sino-Tibetan language - 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
Sinitic, Sinitic language - a group of Sino-Tibetan languages
Tibeto-Burman, Tibeto-Burman language - a branch of the Sino-Tibetan family of languages spoken from Tibet to the Malay Peninsula
Kadai, Kadai language, Kam-Tai - a family of Sino-Tibetan languages spoken in southeastern Asia
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
Kingdom of Thailand, Siam, Thailand - a country of southeastern Asia that extends southward along the Isthmus of Kra to the Malay Peninsula; "Thailand is the official name of the former Siam"
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In Thurgood, Graham & Randy LaPolla (eds.) The Sino-Tibetan languages 2nd Edn, 277-301.
The scientific allure of Sino-Tibetan languages for some linguists is due to entirely different considerations.