Approximate Homelands of Language Families in East Asia
Bellwood, P. 2005. Examining the Farming/Language Dispersal Hypothesis in the East Asian context. The Peopling of East Asia: Putting together archeology, linguistics and genetics., ed. by Laurent Sagart, Roger Blench and Alicia Sanches-Mazas, 17-30. New York, Routledge.
This map should be viewed as a hypothesis rather than an accurate representation. It displays the approximate area which was occupied by neolithic cultures and the approximate origins of large language families. This approximate representation has been compiled by a combination of linguistic reconstruction methods and archeological information.
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