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Saaroa

A language of Taiwan

ISO 639-3sxr

Population  6 (2000 S. Wurm). Ethnic population: 300 (2000 UNESCO Red Book).
Region  West central mountains, south and southeast of Minchuan, along Laonung River.
Language map  Taiwan
Alternate names   La’alua, La’arua, Pachien, Paichien, Rarua, Saarua, Saroa, Shishaban, Sisyaban
Dialects  Similar to Kanakanabu [xnb].
Classification  Austronesian, Tsouic
Language use  Few remaining speakers in 1990. Shifting to Bunun [bnn]. Home. Mainly older adults. Neutral attitude.
Language development  Grammar.
Comments  Nearly extinct.
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