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The Austronesians: Historical and Comparative Perspectives

CollectionsANU Press (1965- Present)
Title: The Austronesians: Historical and Comparative Perspectives
Author(s): Bellwood, Peter
Fox, James J.
Tryon, Darrell
Date published: 2004
Publisher: Canberra, ACT: ANU Press
Series/Report no.: Comparative Austronesian Series
The Austronesian-speaking population of the world are estimated to number more than 270 million people, living in a broad swathe around half the globe, from Madagascar to Easter Island and from Taiwan to New Zealand. The seventeen papers in this volume provide a general survey of these diverse populations focusing on their common origins and historical transformations. 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.
ISBN: 1920942858


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