Bunun

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A language of Taiwan

Alternate Names
Bubukun, Bunan, Bunti, Bunum, Vonun, Vunum, Vunun, Vunung
Population

38,000 (CIP-EY 2002). Ethnic population: 38,000.

Location

East central plain, south of the Sediq (Taroko) [trv] language area.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Central Bunun (Takbanuao, Takevatan, Takivatan), North Bunun (Takebakha, Taketodo, Takibakha, Takitudu), Randai, Shibukun (Sibucoon, Sibukaun, Sibukun, Sivukun), South Bunun (Ishbukun), Takopulan, Tondai.

Language Use

Also spoken by Kanakanabu [xnb] and Saaroa [sxr].

Language Development
Dictionary. Grammar. Bible: 2000.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].