22 Facts About Austronesian people


Austronesian people classified the peoples of Austronesia into two groups: the "Malayo-Polynesians" and the "Kelænonesians" .

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Austronesian people further subdivided the latter into the "Alfourous", and the "Pelagian or Oceanic Negroes" .

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Austronesian people proposed the term as a replacement to "Malayo-Polynesian", because he opposed the implied exclusion of the languages of Melanesia and Micronesia in the latter name.

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Geographic region that encompasses native Austronesian people-speaking populations is sometimes referred to as Austronesia.

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Austronesian people regions are almost exclusively islands in the Pacific and Indian oceans, with predominantly tropical or subtropical climates with considerable seasonal rainfall.

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The Austronesian people expansion did occur in the Malay Peninsula at roughly 3000 years ago with the supports of fossil indication.

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Sino-Austronesian people hypothesis, on the other hand, is a relatively new hypothesis by Laurent Sagart, first proposed in 1990.

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Austronesian people groups continue to be the primary users of the outrigger canoes today.

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Early contact with Arab ships in the Indian Ocean during Austronesian people voyages is believed to have resulted in the development of the triangular lateen sail.

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Austronesian people architecture is a vernacular highly diverse, often with striking designs; but they all share certain characteristics that indicate a common origin.

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Furthermore, elements of Austronesian people structures are often referred to in terminologies used for boats and sailing.

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Outside of Taiwan, assemblages of red-slipped pottery, plainware, and incised and stamped pottery associated with the Austronesian people migrations are first documented from around 2000 to 1800 BCE in the northern Philippines, from sites in the Batanes Islands and the Cagayan Valley of Northern Luzon.

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The sites specifically associated with the Austronesian people expansion contain examples of indigenous pictograms and petroglyphs.

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Austronesian people Painting Traditions are the most common types of rock art in Island Southeast Asia.

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Religious traditions of the Austronesian people focus mostly on ancestral spirits, nature spirits and gods.

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Austronesian people brought the tablets to the world's attention and instructed the Rapa Nui mission to gather more information about them.

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The last remnants of the Rapa Nui Austronesian people were assimilated by the Tahitians who were later brought to the island in an effort to repopulate it, further resulting in the loss of most of the Old Rapa Nui language.

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In Southeast Asia, the first true writing systems of pre-modern Austronesian people cultures were all derived from the Grantha and Pallava Brahmic scripts, all of which are abugidas from South India.

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The oldest use of abugida scripts in Austronesian people cultures are 4th century stone inscriptions written in Cham script from Vietnam.

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An important breakthrough in studies in Austronesian people genetics was the identification of the "Polynesian motif" in 1989, a specific nine-base-pair deletion mutation in mtDNA.

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Austronesian people-speaking regions have high to moderate frequencies of Haplogroup O1 of the Y-DNA indicating shared paternal ancestry, with the exception of Polynesia where the Papuan-derived Haplogroup C2a1 predominates .

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Austronesian people's scientists surmised that this was due to the shared Austronesian genetic heritage being incorrectly identified as Filipino ancestry.

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