Austro-Asiatic
Austro-Asiatic [ôs΄trō ā΄zhē at′ik]
n.
AUSTRO-2 (sense 1) + ASIATIC
a family of languages scattered widely throughout S Asia, including Mon, Khmer, Vietnamese, and the Munda languages of NE India
adj.
designating or of this family of languages

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Aus·tro-A·si·at·ic (ô'strō-ā'zhē-ătʹĭk, -shē-, -zē-) n.
A family of languages of southeast Asia once dominant in northeast India and Indochina, including Mon-Khmer and Munda.
  Aus'tro-A'si·atʹic adj.

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