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A branch of the Sino-Tibetan language family that includes Tibetan and Burmese.

Ti·bet′o-Bur′man adj.


(Languages) a branch of the Sino-Tibetan family of languages, sometimes regarded as a family in its own right. Compare Sinitic
(Languages) belonging or relating to this group of languages


(tɪˈbɛt oʊˈbɜr mən)

a language family, a branch of the Sino-Tibetan family, that includes Tibetan, Burmese, and the languages of many peoples of the Himalayan periphery and upland regions of S, S central, and SE Asia.
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Noun1.Tibeto-Burman - a branch of the Sino-Tibetan family of languages spoken from Tibet to the Malay Peninsula
Sino-Tibetan, Sino-Tibetan language - the family of tonal languages spoken in eastern Asia
Qiang, Qiangic - the Tibeto-Burman language spoken in Sichuan
Bai, Baic - the Tibeto-Burman language spoken in the Dali region of Yunnan
Himalayish - the Tibeto-Burman language spoken in Tibet and Nepal and Bhutan and Sikkim
Kamarupan - the Tibeto-Burman language spoken in northeastern India and adjacent regions of western Burma
Karen, Karenic - the Tibeto-Burman language spoken in the Thailand and Burmese borderlands
Burmese-Yi, Lolo-Burmese - the Tibeto-Burman language spoken in northern Burma and Yunnan
Kachin, Kachinic - Tibeto-Burman languages spoken in northernmost Burma and adjacent China and India
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In a revision of his 2015 PhD dissertation at the University of Bern, Widmer sets out the grammar of Bunan, a Tibeto-Burman minority language of India spoken by 3,500-4,000 people in Lahaul, the northernmost region of the state of Himachal Pradesh.
On the other hand, the Rakhine language is an archaic dialect of today's Burman language, which is classified as the Tibeto-Burman branch of Sino-Tibetan phylum.
Tibeto-Burman animists who probably migrated here from China some 800 years ago, the Idu Mishmi were known to early British explorers of the region as a savage, quarrelsome bunch none too fond of foreign interlopers.
The Raute are a nomadic Tibeto-Burman ethnic group legitimately accepted by the Government of Nepal.
The nationalists view Rohingya as an illegitimate colonial import, not in keeping with the Buddhist Tibeto-Burman character, and refer to them as "Bengalis.
5) observed that in seven different areas of Assam, the highest prevalence of HbE gene disorder was among the Tibeto-Burman speakers groups of Kacharis, Garos, Rabhas, Lalungs, Rajbanshis.
But here she analyses the Akha, a group speaking a Tibeto-Burman language found from Southern China to Myanmar, Laos and Thailand, as they were at the time of her initial fieldwork.
8220;Team members wishing to learn some phrases in advance face a challenge with many local Tibeto-Burman languages spoken across the region.
While much of Burma's complex ethnic history remains unknown, four main ethnographic lines of descent are recognized: Mon-Khmer, Burman/Rakhine, Shan/Tai and Tibeto-Burman.
More to the point, although longhouses, with one revealing exception to be noted below, are not reported for Tibeto-Burman or Tai-Kadai speakers, Lebar, Hickey and Musgrave (1964) report longhouses among at least fifteen Mon-Khmer groups, including the Alak (135), Cao (138), Cheng (139), Halang (139), Halang Doan (139), Jeh (140), Kasseng (140), Katang (141), Ngeh (144), Sedang (146), Sou (151), Tau-Oi (151), Ma (153), Mnong (154), and Senoi (177).
For a better relative comparison, etymological equivalents in some other languages (Uralic and Tibeto-Burman, as suggested by some other scholars) are cited according to the relevant etymological dictionaries UEW and CD5ST (1996).
Indian languages represent all four families of languages, including Indo-European (Spanish, English, Hindi, Portuguese, Bengali, Russian, German, Marathi, French, Italian, Punjabi, and Urdu, of which five languages are native to India), Dravidian, Austro-Asiatic, and Tibeto-Burman.