Who are the Philippine Negritos? Evidence from Language

  title={Who are the Philippine Negritos? Evidence from Language},
  author={Lawrence Andrew. Reid},
  booktitle={Human biology},
  • L. A. Reid
  • Published in Human biology 4 December 2013
  • Linguistics
Abstract This article addresses the linguistic evidence from which details about Philippine “negritos” can be inferred. [] Key Result Many of these languages can be shown to be first order branches, suggesting early separation from the people whose languages they first acquired.

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