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Austronesian languages are generally divided into two primary subgroups: a
Western, or Indonesian, branch contains perhaps 200 languages, including such
well- known tongues as Malay, Indonesian, Javanese, and Filipino, the national ...
Disagreement centres around the place of the Austronesian languages of
Formosa and east Indonesia, including the western end of New Guinea. Many
regard these as most closely related to Hespero- nesian, and, in particular, treat
Great Characteristics of Western Austronesian. The Western internal
Austronesian languages are so diverse internally that lit- diversity tie can be said
about their common characteristics apart of western from what has already been
said of ...
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