Bunun

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A language of Taiwan

Alternate Names
Bubukun, Bunan, Bunti, Bunum, Vonun, Vunum, Vunun, Vunung
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.

Language Use

Also spoken by Kanakanabu [xnb] and Saaroa [sxr].

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

Latin script [Latn].

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