Atayal

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A language of Taiwan

Alternate Names
Ataiyal, Attayal, Bonotsek, Shabogala, Taijyal, Taiyal, Takonan, Tangao, Tayal, Tyal, Yukan
Population

84,300 (CIP-EY 2002). Ethnic population: 79,000 (1989), including 50 Mayrinax speakers left (Huang 2000).

Location

Northeast mountains, south of Ketagalan [kae] language area.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Sqoleq (Squliq), Ts’ole’ (Ci’uli’). Mayrinax is a Ci’uli’ subdialect.

Language Use

In active use in some areas.

Language Development
Dictionary. Grammar. Bible: 2002.
Writing
Han script, Simplified variant. Han script, Traditional variant. Latin script.