Thao

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A language of Taiwan

Alternate Names
Chui-Huan, Chuihwan, Sao, Sau, Shao, Suihwan, Vulung
Population

5 (Wurm 2000). Ethnic population: 300 (Tsukida 2007).

Location

Central, Sun Moon Lake southeast shore, Te-hua village, and Ta-p’ing-lin 14 km away.

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Language Status

8b (Nearly extinct).

Dialects

Brawbaw, Shtafari.

Language Use

Most have shifted to Min Nan Chinese [nan] (Wurm 2007). Home. Elderly. Negative attitudes.

Language Development
Dictionary. Grammar.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Cooperation with the Bunun [bnn], intermarriage with Bunun women, loanwords from Bunun.