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Austroasiatic

[aw-stroh-ey-zhee-at-ik, -shee-]
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noun
  1. a family of languages spoken in SE Asia and the landsaround the Bay of Bengal and consisting principally of Vietnamese, Khmer, Mon, Khasi, Nicobarese, and the Munda languages.
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adjective
  1. of or relating to Austroasiatic.
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Origin of Austroasiatic

First recorded in 1920–25; austro- + Asiatic
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