QUOTE (ocrapdm @ Dec 16 2011, 12:52 AM)
Well, there is only a slight similarity because Austronesian culture itself was borne out of the mixing of the She (which reflected Mainland Southeast Asian) culture AND the Proto-Ainuid culture.
I can even delineate the origins of Austronesian culture from these two:
From the SHE (or Ancient She)
* Agriculture in general (e.g., farming).
* Basic technology in farming.
* Writing in bamboo or plants.
* Belief in a Supreme God amongst the pantheons of spirit-dwellers.
* Importance of family; clannishness
* Importance of singing as a social event
* Rice and majority of "Austronesian" cuisine.
* Native medicine
From the PROTO-AINUID
* Fondness for wearing earrings and other pendants.
* Elaborate manners of dressing.
* Basic architecture (e.g., nipa hut from cogon leaves)
* Hunting and the basic implements for hunting
* Long faces and deep set eyes of many Austronesians.
* Extended family.
As you can see, the combination of all these characteristics give birth to the AUSTRONESIAN CULTURE.
Ainu houses, much like the Austronesian nipa hut found in the Philippines, Indonesia, and Pacific Islands:
Is there any scientific evidence for the SHE to Claim that they are the Original Inhabitants of the Austronesian?
like DNA's. So they also have tattoo ...what kind of tattoo because most of the Austronesian they have certain symbolic with their tattoo...
like how they design their clothes. I read that they detected some Austronesian to the Southern Ethnic Group of China (NON-HAN CHINESE) but I don't know it's in wikipedia where I get this information. because in Wikipedia anybody can just update it..but if it's true there is also posibility that the Austronesian from Taiwan is the one who went to this area because most of the Autronesian culture and people is living in Taiwan than in China. But these people are not Han Chinese. Based on the location of Taiwan and South China, Austronesian are well known with "Balangay" so it's easy to travel crossing Taiwan to China.
Genetic studies have been done on the people and related groups. The Haplogroup O1 (Y-DNA)a-M119 genetic marker is frequently detected in Austronesians, as well as some ethnic minorities in China (southern non-Han Chinese). Other genetic markers found in native Austronesian populations are Haplogroup C (Y-DNA) and Haplogroup O3 (Y-DNA).
Do the SHE people used the "Balangay" or "Balanghai" (Sailboat) of the Austronesian.
Like the Taiwanese Aboriginals
New Zealand "Maori" Balangay
History of the Va’a
Va’a have been traveling the Pacific Ocean for more than 4,000 years. In around 2,000 BC a wave of seafaring people emerged from Asia and ventured out into the Eastern Pacific Ocean, for the first time in Human history. The earliest va’a are thought to have originated at this time and we now know that ancient Polynesians and their ancestors settled the most remote islands of the Pacific in single and double hull va’a. These canoes were often sailing vessels and could be much larger than today’s racing V6. When the first Europeans arrived in Polynesia, sailing va’as of up to 30 meters in length were recorded, designed for long ocean passages.
Va’a were originally developed by the Austronesian speaking peoples of the islands of Southeast Asia for sea travel, and were used to transport these peoples both eastward to Polynesia and New Zealand and westward across the Indian Ocean as far as Madagascar during the Austronesian migration period. Even today, it is mostly among the Austronesian groups (Malay, Micronesian, Melanesian and Polynesian peoples) that va’a are used.
Va’a for fishing are also used among certain non-Austronesian groups, like the Sinhala in Sri Lanka, where they are known as oruwa, as well as among some people groups in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
When Magellan’s ships first encountered the Chamorros of the Mariana Islands in 1521, Antonio Pigafetta recorded that the Chamorros’ sailboats far surpassed Magellan’s in speed and maneuverability.
The Polynesian Voyaging Society has two double hull sailing va’a, Hōkūle’a and Hawai’iloa, and sails them between various islands in the Pacific using traditional Polynesian navigation methods without instruments.
The technology has persisted into the modern age. Va’a can be quite large fishing or transport vessels, and in the Philippines, outrigger canoes (called bangka, parao or balanghai) are often fitted with petrol engines. The links between seafaring and outrigger canoes in the Philippines extend through to political life, in which the smallest political unit in the country still called Barangay after the historical Balanghai outrigger proas used in the original migrations of the first Austronesian peoples across the archipelago and beyond.
Malay Seafarers Vikings
This is how the Austronesian travelled around the South East Asia to Pacific