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Austro-Asiatic Language Family

The Austro-Asiatic language family consists of 169 languages spoken in Southeast Asia, in countries located between China and Indonesia. A few are spoken to the west of this area in the Nicobar Islands and in India. The austro– part of the name comes from the Latin word for ‘south.’ It is not known where the speakers of Austro-Asiatic languages came from or ...Full Article


Vietnamese (tiếng Việt), formerly known as Annamese, is a member of the Mon-Khmer branch of the Austro-Asiatic language family. With 76 million speakers, it is the 16th largest language of the world. ...Full Article


Khmer, also known as Cambodian, belongs to the Mon-Khmer branch of the Austroasiatic language family. It is the second most widely spoken Austroasiatic language after Vietnamese. It is spoken as a first language ...Full Article