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  • May 04, 2011
  • 01:00 PM

Finding on Dialects Casts New Light on the Origins of the Japanese People

Nicholas Wade / New York Times
Researchers studying the various dialects of Japanese have concluded that all are descended from a founding language taken to the Japanese islands about 2,200 years ago. The finding sheds new light on the origin of the Japanese people, suggesting that their language is descended from...

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