Wednesday, 2 May 2018

MAP: Historic expansion of Austronesian speakers

As China vies with the USA for control of the Pacific*, Japan Forward offers this map of the spread of Austronesian languages:


* "In 2008 Admiral Keating of the United States Pacific Command (PACOM) gave a warning that China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) is interested in dividing the Pacific Ocean between China and the U.S.":

http://japan-forward.com/8th-pacific-islands-leaders-meeting-what-should-be-on-the-agenda/

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