The austronesians provide us with tales of oceanic adventures, examples of language classification, connections to other parts of the linguistic world, and beautiful. Austronesians originated from taiwn and japan - the aborigines, eg, ainus (japan), yamis (taiwan) - among the many they sailed first to the philippines and stayed mostly in the mountains of nort. The genetic structure of western austronesians, especially that of the isea, is more pivotal to the origin of austronesians (figure (figure1) 1) the high y chromosome diversity of indonesian populations, bali and sumba islanders, suggests that these populations have existed since the palaeolithic age [ 29 , 30 .
The austronesian music of oceania have retained their indigenous austronesian sounds the slit drum is an indigenous austronesian musical instrument that was invented and used by the southeast asian-austronesian and oceanic-austronesian ethnic groups. The austronesian languages are a language family that is widely dispersed throughout maritime southeast asia, madagascar and the islands of the pacific ocean, with a few members in continental asia.
Austronesian definition: 1 a family of languages spoken over a large area extending from hawaii south to new zealand and west to madagascar 2 a member of any of the peoples speaking these languages designating or of these languages, the peoples that spea. Austronesian peoples is a term referring to people that live in southeast asia, oceania and madagascar, who are speakers of the austronesian languages they are thought to have originally come from the indigenous peoples of taiwan. The papers examine current ideas on the linguistics, prehistory, anthropology and recorded history of the austronesians this volume is a publication of the research school of pacific and asian studies' comparative austronesian project.
A taiwan origin for the expansion of the austronesian languages and their speakers is well supported by linguistic and archaeological evidence however, human genetic evidence is more controversial until now, there had been no ancient skeletal evidence of a potential austronesian-speaking ancestor. The term austronesian people refers to a population group present in southeast asia or oceania who speak, or had ancestors who spoke, one of the austronesian languages.
The austronesians were well known to be long distance ocean travellers, having spread from asia to the pacific islands and new zealand up to 10,000 years ago. Austronesian (plural austronesians) any of a family of languages from austronesia, including formosan , indonesian , malay , melanesian , micronesian , and polynesian subfamilies further reading [ edit . Austronesian definition, a family of languages spoken in the malay peninsula, indonesia, the philippines, vietnam, taiwan, madagascar, and oceania see more. Information on the origins of the austronesian peoples is available from diverse sources including archaeology, linguistics, human and animal dna and other sources.
Austronesian peoples living close to mainland asia were also influenced by chinese, indian, and arabic art forms architecture [ edit ] austronesian vernacular stilt house is the native cultural houses of austronesian people. The austronesian language family includes the formosan languages of taiwan and the various branches of the malayo-polynesian group which have spread from the.