Austro-Asiatic[ôs′trō ā′z̸hē at′ik]
Austro-Asiatic definition by Webster's New World
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a family of languages scattered widely throughout S Asia, including Mon, Khmer, Vietnamese, and the Munda languages of NE India
Origin: Austro- (sense ) plush Asiatic
designating or of this family of languages
Austro-Asiatic definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A family of languages of southeast Asia once dominant in northeast India and Indochina, including Mon-Khmer and Munda.
- Ausˌtro-Aˌsi·atˈic adjective