Austro-Asiatic[ôs′trō ā′z̸hē at′ik]
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.