Sinitic

[ si-nit-ik ]
/ sɪˈnɪt ɪk /

noun

a branch of Sino-Tibetan consisting of the various local languages and dialects whose speakers share literary Chinese as their standard language.

adjective

of or relating to the Chinese, their language, or their culture.

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Origin of Sinitic

1890–95; < Late Latin Sīn(ae) the Chinese (see Sino-) + -itic
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British Dictionary definitions for sinitic

Sinitic
/ (sɪˈnɪtɪk) /

noun

a branch of the Sino-Tibetan family of languages, consisting of the various languages or dialects of ChineseCompare Tibeto-Burman

adjective

belonging or relating to this group of languages
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