Sino-Tibetan Family

The Sino-Tibetan family consists of four language groups, containing 200 to 250 languages that are used by a quarter of the world's people. Apart from Chinese, Tibetan and Burmese, the majority of languages in this family were not written down until the 20th century.

CHINESE LANGUAGES
Cantonese, Chinese, Mandarin

KADAI LANGUAGES
Dioi, Khamti, Laotian, Nung, Shan, Thai, Tho, Yuan

MIAO-YAO LANGUAGES
Miao, Yao

TIBETOBIRMAN LANGUAGES
Abadhi, Bamar, Birmese, Koro, Newari, Thamary, Tharu, Tibetan