Languages and Literatures of Indochina

  title={Languages and Literatures of Indochina},
  author={Paul K. Benedict},
  journal={The Far Eastern Quarterly},
  pages={379 - 389}
  • P. K. Benedict
  • Published 1 August 1947
  • Linguistics
  • The Far Eastern Quarterly
French Indochina presents a veritable mosaic of languages, among which are representatives of all the major language families of Southeast Asia. This country has long served as a geographical cul-desac for the continental mass of Asia and thus has received a variety of cultural and linguistic influences, producing one of the most complex ethnological pictures to be found anywhere in the world. Within its confines may be found languages belonging to the Mon-Khmer, Malayo-Polynesian, Annamese-M… 
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