Bunun

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A language of Taiwan

Alternate Names
Bubukun, Bunan, Bunti, Bunum, Vonun, Vunum, Vunun, Vunung
Autonym
Bunun
Population

38,000 (CIP-EY 2002). Ethnic population: 38,000.

Location

Chiayi, Hualien, Nantou, and Taitung counties; New Taipei municipality; East central plain.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Randai, Tondai, Shibukun (Sibucoon, Sibukaun, Sibukun, Sivukun), North Bunun (Takebakha, Taketodo, Takibakha, Takitudu), Central Bunun (Takbanuao, Takevatan, Takivatan), South Bunun (Ishbukun), Takopulan.

Typology

VSO.

Language Use

Used as L2 by Kanakanabu [xnb], Saaroa [sxr].

Language Development
Dictionary. Grammar. NT: 1964–1983.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

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