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Thao

A language of Taiwan

ISO 639-3ssf

Population  6 (2000 S. Wurm). Ethnic population: 248 (1989).
Region  Central, Sun Moon Lake southeast shore, Te-hua village, and Ta-p’ing-lin 14 kms. away.
Language map  Taiwan
Alternate names   Chui-Huan, Chuihwan, Sao, Sau, Shao, Suihwan, Vulung
Dialects  Brawbaw, Shtafari.
Classification  Austronesian, Western Plains, Thao
Language use  Shifted to Mandarin Chinese [cmn]. Home. Negative language attitude.
Writing system  Latin script.
Comments  Cooperation with the Bunun [bnn], intermarriage with Bunun women, loanwords from Bunun. Nearly extinct.
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