An ongoing Austronesian expansion in Island Southeast Asia

  title={An ongoing Austronesian expansion in Island Southeast Asia},
  author={J. Stephen Lansing and Murray P. Cox and Therese A. de Vet and Sean S. Downey and Brian Hallmark and Herawati Sudoyo},
The Austronesian expansion into Island Southeast Asia and the Pacific was the last and most far-reaching prehistoric human migration. Austronesian languages replaced indigenous languages over nearly half the globe, yet the absolute number of Austronesian colonists was small. Recently, geneticists have identified large geographic disparities in the relative proportions of Asian ancestry across different genetic systems (NRY, mitochondrial DNA, autosomes and X chromosomes) in Austronesian… CONTINUE READING