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Philippine Languages
In linguistics, the Philippine languages are a proposal by Zorc (1986) and Robert Blust (1991) that all the languages of the Philippines and northern Sulawesi—except Sama–Bajaw (languages of the "Sea Gypsies") and a few languages of Palawan—form a subfamily of Austronesian languages.

Austronesian Peoples
The Austronesian peoples, or more accurately Austronesian-speaking peoples, is a large group of various peoples in Southeast Asia, Taiwan, Oceania and Madagascar that speak the Austronesian languages
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ISO 639-5
ISO 639-5:2008 "Codes for the representation of names of languages—Part 5: Alpha-3 code for language families and groups" is a highly incomplete international standard published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). It was developed by ISO Technical Committee 37, Subcommittee 2, and first published on May 15, 2008
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Robert Blust
Robert A. Blust (born 1940, Chinese: 白樂思; pinyin: Bái Lèsī) is a prominent linguist in several areas, including historical linguistics, lexicography and ethnology
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Palawan
Palawan (pron. /pəˈlɑːwɑːn/), officially the Province of Palawan ( Cuyonon language">Cuyonon: Probinsya i'ang Palawan
Palawan
/ Paragua
; Hiligaynon: Kapuoran sang Palawan; Filipino: Lalawigan ng Palawan) is an archipelagic province of the Philippines that is located in the region of MIMAROPA. It is the largest province in the country in terms of total area of jurisdiction. Its capital is the city of Puerto Princesa, but the city is governed independently from the province as a highly urbanized city. The islands of Palawan
Palawan
stretch between Mindoro in the northeast and Borneo in the southwest. It lies between the West Philippine Sea (South China
China
Sea) and the Sulu
Sulu
Sea"> Sulu
Sulu
Sea
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Geography Of Taiwan
Taiwan, formerly known as Formosa, is an island in East Asia; located some 180 kilometres (112 miles) off the southeastern coast of mainland China across the Taiwan Strait. It has an area of 35,883 km2---> (13,855 sq mi) and spans the Tropic of Cancer. The East China Sea lies to the north, the Philippine Sea to the east, the Luzon Strait directly to the south and the South China Sea to the southwest
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Batanes
Batanes (Ivatan: Probinsya nu Batanes; Ilokano: Probinsia ti Batanes; Filipino: Lalawigan ng Batanes) is an archipelago province in the Philippines situated in the Cagayan Valley region. It is the northernmost province in the country, and also the smallest, both in population and land area. Its capital is Basco located in the island of Batan. The island group is located approximately 162 kilometres (101 mi) north of the Luzon mainland and about 190 kilometres (120 miles) south of Taiwan, separated from the Babuyan Islands of Cagayan Province by the Balintang Channel, and from Taiwan by the Bashi Channel. The entire province is listed in the UNESCO tentative list for inscription in the World Heritage List. The government has been finalizing the site's inscription , establishing museums and conservation programs since 2001. The government aims to push for the site's inclusion between 2018-2019
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Gorontalo
Gorontalo (Gorontaloan: Hulontalo) is a province of Indonesia on the island of Sulawesi. Located on the Minahasa Peninsula, Gorontalo was formerly part of the province of North Sulawesi until its inauguration on 5 December 2000. In Indonesia history, the only Indonesian President from the Gorontaloan people is the 3rd President of the Republic of Indonesia, Prof. DR. Ing. B.J. Habibie. His father, Alwi Abdul Jalil Habibie comes from the "Habibie" clan. The provincial capital as well as the main gateway and the most populated city is Gorontalo City (often called Hulontalo City) which is also famous for the nickname "Porch of Medina" (Indonesian: Serambi Madina). This is because the kingdoms of Gorontalo have applied Islamic law as a basis for implementing the law, both in the fields of government, society and the courts
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Taiwan
Taiwan, officially the Republic
Republic
of China
(ROC), is a state in East Asia. Neighbouring states include the People's Republic
Republic
of China (PRC) to the north-west, Japan to the north-east, and the Philippines to the south. The island of Taiwan
Taiwan
has an area of 35,808 square kilometres (13,826 sq mi), with mountain ranges dominating the eastern two-thirds and plains in the western third, where its highly urbanised population is concentrated. Taipei is the capital and largest metropolitan area. Other major cities include Kaohsiung, Taichung, Tainan and Taoyuan
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North Sulawesi
North Sulawesi (Indonesian: Sulawesi Utara) is a province of Indonesia. It is located on the northeastern peninsula of the island of Sulawesi, on the Minahasa Peninsula, lies south of Philippines and southeast of Sabah, Malaysia. It borders Davao and Soccsksargen regions of the Philippines to the north, the Maluku Sea to the east, Gorontalo and Celebes Sea to the west and the Gulf of Tomini to the southwest. The province's capital and largest city is Manado, and its population was 4,135,526 according to the 2010 census; the latest official estimate (for January 2014) is 4,353,540. Manado is also the main gateway and the economic center of the province. Other major towns includes Tomohon and Bitung. There are 41 mountains with an altitude ranging from 1,112–1,995 metres (3,648–6,545 ft)
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Northern Luzon Languages
Language is a system that consists of the development, acquisition, maintenance and use of complex systems of communication, particularly the human ability to do so; and a language is any specific example of such a system. The scientific study of language is called linguistics. Questions concerning the philosophy of language, such as whether words can represent experience, have been debated at least since Gorgias and Plato in ancient Greece. Thinkers such as Rousseau have argued that language originated from emotions while others like Kant have held that it originated from rational and logical thought. 20th-century philosophers such as Wittgenstein argued that philosophy is really the study of language. Major figures in linguistics include Ferdinand de Saussure and Noam Chomsky. Estimates of the number of human languages in the world vary between 5,000 and 7,000
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Language Family
A language family is a group of languages related through descent from a common ancestral language or parental language, called the proto-language of that family. The term "family" reflects the tree model of language origination in historical linguistics, which makes use of a metaphor comparing languages to people in a biological family tree, or in a subsequent modification, to species in a phylogenetic tree of evolutionary taxonomy. Linguists therefore describe the daughter languages within a language family as being genetically related. According to Ethnologue the 7,111 living human languages are distributed in 141 different language families. A "living language" is simply one that is used as the primary form of communication of a group of people
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Orchid Island
Coordinates: 22°03′N 121°32′E / 22.050°N 121.533°E / 22.050; 121.533
Orchid Island is located in Taiwan
Orchid Island
Orchid Island
Orchid Island in Taiwan
Old photo of the shore of Orchid Island, near Taiwan published in a Japanese government publication, ca. 1931.
Orchid Island (Yami: Ponso no Tao; Chinese: 蘭嶼; pinyin: Lán Yǔ; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Lân-sū) is a 45 km² high island off the southeastern coast of Taiwan Island and separated from the Batanes of the Philippines by the Bashi Channel of the Luzon Strait
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Sabah
Sabah (Malay pronunciation: [saˈbah]) is a state of Malaysia located on the northern portion of Borneo Island. Sabah has land borders with the Malaysian state of Sarawak to the southwest, and Indonesia's Kalimantan region to the south. The Federal Territory of Labuan is an island just off the Sabah coast. Sabah shares maritime borders with Vietnam in the west and the Philippines to the north and east. Kota Kinabalu is the capital city, the economic centre of the state and the seat of the Sabah state government. Other major towns in Sabah include Sandakan and Tawau. As of the 2015 census in Malaysia, the state's population is 3,543,500. Sabah has an equatorial climate with tropical rainforests and abundant animal and plant species. The state has long mountain ranges on the west side which form part of the Crocker Range National Park
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