The Austronesians : historical and comparative perspectives /

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 popul...

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Corporate Author: JSTOR (Organization)
Other Authors: Bellwood, Peter S. (Editor), Fox, James J., 1940- (Editor), Tryon, D. T. (Darrell T.) (Editor)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Canberra, ACT : ANU E Press, [2006]
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505 0 0 |t The Austronesians in History: Common Origins and Diverse Transformations --  |g Section I.  |t Origins and Dispersals --  |t Proto-Austronesian and the Major Austronesian Subgroups --  |t The Prehistory of Oceanic Languages: A Current View --  |t Borneo as a Cross-Roads for Comparative Austronesian Linguistics --  |t Austronesian Prehistory in Southeast Asia: Homeland, Expansion and Transformation --  |t The Lapita Culture and Austronesian Prehistory in Oceania --  |t The Austronesian Conquest of the Sea -- Upwind --  |t Domesticated and Commensal Mammals of Austronesia and Their Histories --  |g Section II.  |t Transformations and Interactions --  |t Homo Sapiens is an Evolving Species: Origins of the Austronesians --  |t A Study of Genetic Distance and the Austronesian/Non-Austronesian Dichotomy --  |t Language Contact and Change in Melanesia --  |t Austronesian Societies and Their Transformations --  |t Sea Nomads and Rainforest Hunter-Gatherers: Foraging Adaptations in the Indo-Malaysian Archipelago --  |t Exchange Systems, Political Dynamics, and Colonial Transformations in Nineteenth Century Oceania --  |t Indic Transformation: The Sanskritization of Jawa and the Javanization of the Bharata --  |t Continuity and Change in the Austronesian Transition to Islam and Christianity --  |t Christianity and Austronesian Transformations: Church, Polity and Culture in the Philippines and the Pacific. 
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