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Khasi–Khmuic languages

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Khasi–Khmuic
(controversial)
Geographic
distribution
Indochina
Linguistic classificationAustroasiatic
  • Khasi–Khmuic
Subdivisions
Glottologkhas1273  (partial match)[1]

The Khasi–Khmuic languages are a primary branch of the Austroasiatic language family of Southeast Asia in the classification of Diffloth (2005).

Languages

The only proper classification of Austroasiatic in recent years is that of Diffloth (2005), which breaks up his 1974 conception of Mon–Khmer, resulting in Khasi–Khmuic and Nuclear Mon–Khmer (see). The Khasi–Khmuic languages are as follows:

 Khasi– 
 Khmuic 

Khmuic

Pakanic

Palaungic

Khasian

However, Sidwell (2009, 2011) notes that Khmuic and Pakanic (or at least Mangic) appear to be independent branches, and that the only valid connection is Khasi–Palaungic.

The extent of the recently described Pakanic branch is contested, with some including the Mangic languages and others placing those in Palaungic.

Footnotes

  1. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Khasi–Palaung". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.

References

  • Diffloth, Gérard 2005. "The contribution of linguistic palaeontology and Austroasiatic". in Laurent Sagart, Roger Blench and Alicia Sanchez-Mazas, eds. The Peopling of East Asia: Putting Together Archaeology, Linguistics and Genetics. 77–80. London: Routledge Curzon.
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