Meaning of Sino-Tibetan

Si•no-Ti•bet•an

Pronunciation: (sī"nō-ti-bet'n, sin"ō-), [key]
— n.
  1. a family of languages including esp. Burmese, Tibetan, and the various local languages and dialects whose speakers share literary Chinese as their standard language.
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