Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain & Ireland (New Series)

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Art. IX.—On Tibeto-Burman Languages

Capt C. J. F. S. Forbesa1

a1 Burmese Civil Commission.

The term ‘Tibeto-Burman’ has latterly crept into use as a convenient designation of a very large family of languages which appear more or less to approximate to each other. They are those which Max Müller classes as Gangetic and Lohitic, names which, with all due reference to the learned Professor, really have little relevant meaning in this case.