a family of languages scattered widely throughout S Asia, including Mon, Khmer, Vietnamese, and the Munda languages of NE India
Origin of Austro-AsiaticAustro- (sense ) + Asiatic
designating or of this family of languages
A family of languages of southeast Asia once dominant in northeast India and Indochina, including Mon-Khmer and Munda.
- A major language family spoken in parts of Southeast Asia, India and the Nicobar Islands.