Aus·​tro·​asi·​at·​ic ˈȯ-(ˌ)strō-ˌā-zhē-ˈa-tik How to pronounce Austroasiatic (audio)
 also  -ˌā-shē-
: of, relating to, or constituting a family of languages of south and southeast Asia that includes Mon-Khmer and Munda as subfamilies

Word History

First Known Use

1906, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Austroasiatic was in 1906

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Cite this Entry

“Austroasiatic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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