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A lexicostatistical study of the Khasian languages: Khasi, Pnar, Lyngngam, and War

Nagaraja, K S; Sidwell, Paul; Greenhill, Simon


This paper presents the results of lexicostatistical, glottochronological, and Bayesian phylogenetic analyses of a 200 word data set for Standard Khasi, Lyngngam, Pnar and War. Very few works have appeared on the subject of the internal classification of the Khasian branch of Austroasiatic, leaving the existing reference literature disappointingly incomplete. The present analysis supports both the strong identity of Khasian as a unitary branch, with an internally nested branching structure...[Show more]

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Date published: 2013
Type: Journal article
Source: Mon-Khmer Studies 42 (2013): 1-11


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