Study says Japanese, Korean and Turkish languages all emerged from common ancestor in northeast China

Nov 11, 2021 | INVESTING

Modern languages ranging from Japanese and Korean to Turkish and Mongolian may share a common ancestor from ancient China around 9,000 years ago, according to a new study.An international team of researchers said languages from the Transeurasian family, also known as Altaic, could be traced back to early millet farmers in the Liao valley in what is now northeast China and its spread was driven by agriculture.The origins and degree to which the five groups that make up the Transeurasian family…

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