Yami

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A language of Taiwan

Alternate Names
Botel Tabago, Botel Tobago, Lanyu, Tao, Tawu
Population

3,380 (CIP-EY 2002). Ethnic population: 3,380.

Location

Orchid Island, Botel Tobago (Lanyu) Island, southeast coast.

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Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

None known. Reportedly similar to northern Philippines Ivatan [ivv].

Language Use

Some young people, all adults. Also use Mandarin Chinese [cmn].

Language Development
Dictionary. Grammar. NT: 1994.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Preferred ethnic autonym: Tao. Traditional religion.