Eurasiatic

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Eurasiatic is a hypothetic language family.

The name 'Eurasiatic' was first proposed by Joseph Greenberg for a family consisting of:

  • Indo-European
  • Etruscan
  • Uralic
  • Altaic
  • Korean
  • Japanese
  • Ainu
  • Nivkh (Gilyak)
  • Yukaghir
  • Chukotko-Kamchatkan
  • Eskimo-Aleut

Greenberg's work, however, is dismissed by many linguists due to his method of mass lexical comparison which only registers similarities but not regular correspondences.

Allan R. Bomhard, one of the main proponents of Nostratic, considers Eurasiatic a subgroup of Nostratic.

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