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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

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Similar to northern Philippines Ivatan [ivv].

Language Use

Also use Mandarin [cmn].

Language Development
Dictionary. Grammar. NT: 1994.
Writing
Latin script.
Other Comments

Preferred ethnic autonym: Tao. Traditional religion, Christian.