Sino-Tibetan language

Definitions of Sino-Tibetan language
  1. noun
    the family of tonal languages spoken in eastern Asia
    synonyms: Sino-Tibetan
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    Sinitic, Sinitic language
    a group of Sino-Tibetan languages
    Tibeto-Burman, Tibeto-Burman language
    a branch of the Sino-Tibetan family of languages spoken from Tibet to the Malay Peninsula
    Kadai, Kadai language, Kam-Tai
    a family of Sino-Tibetan languages spoken in southeastern Asia
    Chinese
    any of the Sino-Tibetan languages spoken in China; regarded as dialects of a single language (even though they are mutually unintelligible) because they share an ideographic writing system
    Qiang, Qiangic
    the Tibeto-Burman language spoken in Sichuan
    Bai, Baic
    the Tibeto-Burman language spoken in the Dali region of Yunnan
    Himalayish
    the Tibeto-Burman language spoken in Tibet and Nepal and Bhutan and Sikkim
    Kamarupan
    the Tibeto-Burman language spoken in northeastern India and adjacent regions of western Burma
    Karen, Karenic
    the Tibeto-Burman language spoken in the Thailand and Burmese borderlands
    Burmese-Yi, Lolo-Burmese
    the Tibeto-Burman language spoken in northern Burma and Yunnan
    Kachin, Kachinic
    Tibeto-Burman languages spoken in northernmost Burma and adjacent China and India
    Kam-Sui
    a group of Kadai languages
    Tai
    the most widespread and best known of the Kadai family of languages
    type of:
    natural language, tongue
    a human written or spoken language used by a community; opposed to e.g. a computer language
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