Austroasiatic [aw-stroh-ey-zhee-at-ik, -shee-] Word Origin 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.


  1. of or relating to Austroasiatic.

Origin of Austroasiatic First recorded in 1920–25; austro- + Asiatic Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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