Formosan languages

Formosan languages

      aboriginal languages of Formosa (Taiwan). They are now chiefly spoken only in small communities in remote areas.

      The Formosan languages belong to the Austronesian family. They are diverse and fall into three major branches: Atayalic, Tsonic, and Paiwanic. The last is the largest and includes Ami, Bunun, Paiwan, and Saaroa.

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