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Sino-Tibetan

Tibeto-Burmese Branch

Tibeto-Burmese (or Tibeto-Burman) branch constitutes a part of the Sino-Tibetan language family. It consists of 389 highly differentiated languages spoken over a widespread area from the Tibetan plateau in the north to the Malay peninsula in the south, and from northern Pakistan in the west to northeastern Vietnam in the east. It is thought that the Tibeto-Burmese peoples migrated from the Himalayas along river valleys and ...Full Article

Chinese Branch

Chinese languages/dialects constitute an independent branch of the Sino-Tibetan language family. About one-fourth of the world’s population speaks some variety of Chinese as their native language. By the sheer number ...Full Article

Sino-Tibetan Language Family

The Sino-Tibetan language family is one of the largest in the world. It is second only to the Indo-European language family in terms of number of speakers. The family consists of ...Full Article

Tibetic languages

Tibetic languages are comprised of a group of mutually unintelligible languages spoken by Tibetan people in eastern Central Asia. The areas where Tibetic languages are spoken include the Tibet Autonomous ...Full Article

Cantonese

The Yuè dialects, also known as Cantonese (Guăngdōnghuà), are one of the major dialect groups of China. They are spoken by 52 million people in the province of Guăngdōng and in the ...Full Article

Burmese

Burmese, myanma bhasa, belongs to the Lolo-Burmese sub-branch of the Tibeto-Burmese branch of the Sino-Tibetan language family. It is spoken by the majority of the population in Myanmar (formerly Burma). It is also spoken in Bangladesh, Malaysia, Thailand, and the ...Full Article

Mandarin (Chinese)

Mandarin (pŭtōnghuà, guóyŭ, huáyŭ) is the most widely spoken of all Chinese dialects spoken as a first language in a vast area of northern and southwestern mainland China. There is ...Full Article