Doom 2007 – Pacific settlement and Austronesian languages.

Pacific settlement and Austronesian languages. Greenhill, S.J. & R.D. Gray The settlement of the Pacific is one of the greatest population movements in the last 10,000 years, and lead to the settlement of the region bounded by Taiwan, Hawaii, Easter Island (Rapanui), New Zealand, and Madagascar. This Austronesian expansion brought with it (and developed along the way) a distinctive Lapita cultural complex and what has become the largest language family in the world, with over 1,000 languages.

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