Diversity of linguistic cultures of ancient China

We do not have and, presumably, never will have, direct data on the languages ​​spoken by the people who inhabited the Yellow River basin in the Neolithic period; one can only assume that the creators of the Yangshao dyed pottery culture (5th-4th millennia BC) were proto-Sinotibetans who ousted and partially assimilated the more ancient Paleo-Asian population. Probably, the Yin ethnic community (II millennium BC) arose as a result of the mixing of one of the groups of Proto-Sinotibetans with tribes of southern origin. Another, more Western group of proto-Sinotibetans became the basis for the formation of the Zhou ethnic community. Based on the interaction of the Yin and Zhu people in the 1st millennium BC. e. in the middle reaches of the Yellow River, an ancient Chinese ethnos was formed. Neighboring ethnic communities, who spoke Paleo-Asian (in the north) and Austro-Asian (in the south-east) languages, also took part in its formation.

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