Ti·​beto-Bur·​man tə-ˌbe-tō-ˈbər-mən How to pronounce Tibeto-Burman (audio)
: a language family that includes Tibetan, Burmese, and related languages of southern and eastern Asia
: a member of a people speaking a Tibeto-Burman language

Word History

First Known Use

1901, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Tibeto-Burman was in 1901

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“Tibeto-Burman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Tibeto-Burman. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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