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Maitani
Phylogenetics implies Austro-Asiatic are intrusive to India : Gene Expression - http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/gnxp...
Phylogenetics implies Austro-Asiatic are intrusive to India : Gene Expression
Phylogenetics implies Austro-Asiatic are intrusive to India : Gene Expression
Phylogenetics implies Austro-Asiatic are intrusive to India : Gene Expression
"Most people in South Asia speak one of two varieties of language, Indo-Aryan and Dravidian. These two are not particularly closely related. Indo-Aryan is an Indo-European language, as is evident in the plethora of obvious cognates with other Indo-European dialects. I have a minimal fluency in Bengali, the easternmost of the Indo-European languages, and quite a bit more fluency with English, one of the most westernmost, and it was evident to me rather early on (e.g., grass vs. gash, man vs. manush, nose vs. nak). In contrast to me Dravidian languages are peculiar because the accent and cadence are clearly South Asian, but they are utterly impenetrable (though there are many loan words into Indo-Aryan from Dravidian)." - Maitani from Bookmarklet
"But in this post I’m going to explore the genetic relationships of the people who speak a subgroup of Austro-Asiatic languages indigenous to India, that of the Munda. The traditional question has always been whether the Austro-Asiatic languages are from India, or, whether they are from Southeast Asia. More precisely, did the Munda culture come to India, or is the Munda culture a relic of the original Austro-Asiatic domain in eastern India?" - Maitani