Infobox Language family
The Mon-Khmer languages are the autochthonous
language familyof Southeast Asia. Together with the Munda languagesof India, they are one of the two traditional primary branches of the Austroasiatic family. However, several recent classifications have abandoned this dichotomy, either reducing the scope of Mon-Khmer (Diffloth 2005) or breaking it up entirely (or equivalently reclassifying Munda as a branch of Mon-Khmer: Peiros 1998). "See Austroasiatic languages."
This classification is based on
Gérard Diffloth's widely cited 1974 "Encyclopedia Britannica" article.
Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos
*Katuic in central
Laos, northeast Thailand, and central Vietnam
*Khmer (or Cambodian) in
Cambodia, and northeastern Thailand(15 million)
*Pacoh in central
Laosand central highlands of Vietnam[http://www.uiowa.edu/~linguist/faculty/beckman/lotw01/languages/austro-asiatic.html]
*Pearic in southern
Cambodia, though some linguists [http://www.anu.edu.au/~u9907217/languages/Pearic.html] have questioned the inclusion of Pearic so close to Khmer.
Vietnamand Laos(76 to 83 million speakers)::"Pacoh language was unknown when the original classification was made."
*Khmuic in northern
*Mang in Vietnam and China
*Palaungic in the upper
Salween, Sino-Burmese border, northern Thailand
*Palyu in China
Nan Province, Northern Thailand[http://lingweb.eva.mpg.de/jakarta/seals/Theraphan_SEALS_XVI_Abstract.pdf] ::"Mang, Palyu, Kuy (Kuay) and T'in languages were not known when the original classification was made."
*Bugan in China
*Kemiehua in China
*Kuanhua in China::"These languages were not known when the original classification was made"
Shorto, Harry L. edited by Sidwell, Paul, Cooper, Doug and Bauer, Christian (2006). "A Mon-Khmer comparative dictionary". Canberra: Australian National University. Pacific Linguistics. ISBN 0-85883-570-3
* Adams, K. L. (1989). "Systems of numeral classification in the Mon-Khmer, Nicobarese and Aslian subfamilies of Austroasiatic". Canberra, A.C.T., Australia: Dept. of Linguistics, Research School of Pacific Studies, Australian National University. ISBN 0858833735
* Filbeck, D. (1978). "T'in: a historical study". Pacific linguistics, no. 49. Canberra: Dept. of Linguistics, Research School of Pacific Studies, Australian National University. ISBN 0858831724
* Hemeling, K. (1907). "Die Nanking Kuanhua". (German language)
* Shorto, H. L. "Bibliographies of Mon-Khmer and Tai Linguistics". London oriental bibliographies, v. 2. London: Oxford University Press, 1963.
* [http://sealang.net/mk/ Mon-Khmer languages at SEAlang]
* [http://www.anu.edu.au/~u9907217/languages/languages.html Mon-Khmer.com: Lectures by Paul Sidwell]
* [http://www.ethnologue.com/show_family.asp?subid=90153 Mon-Khmer languages] at Ethnologue
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