The researchers used archaeological and genetic evidence as well as linguistic analysis. Photo: Handout
The researchers used archaeological and genetic evidence as well as linguistic analysis. Photo: Handout

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

  • International study concludes that the Transeurasian, or Altaic, language family emerged from farmers in the West Liao valley and spread across Asia
  • The link between the five groups in the family has been hotly contested, but researchers say there is archaeological and genetic evidence to support the theory

Topic |   China science
The researchers used archaeological and genetic evidence as well as linguistic analysis. Photo: Handout
The researchers used archaeological and genetic evidence as well as linguistic analysis. Photo: Handout
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