20,000 (2008 R. Covell).
Central, east, and coast; mountains north, Puli area; coast south of Hualien, south of the Atayal [tay].
Tekedaya (Paran, Tkdaya), Teruku (Truku), Te’uda (Tuuda). Dialects differ mainly in phonology and lexicon, some in grammar.
Chinese is used in schools. Elderly also use Japanese [jpn].
‘Taroko’, person, used by the coastals; ‘Sediq’, person, used by those in the mountains.