Taiwan’s gift to the world
Nature 403, 709-710 (17 February 2000)
Linguistics: Taiwan's gift to the world
Jared M. Diamond
Study of the giant Austronesian language family tells us a great deal about the history of Pacific peoples and boatbuilding, as well as about Aboriginal Australia.
We humans are defined and fascinated by our languages. Especially intriguing are the 1,200 or so languages of the Austronesian language family, possibly the largest family among the 6,000 languages of the modern world1.
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