Kavalan

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A language of Taiwan

Alternate Names
Cabaran, Kabalan, Kabaran, Kamalan, Kavanan, Kavarauan, Kbalan, Kibalan, Kiwaraw, Kiwarawa, Kuvalan, Kuvarawan, Kuwarawan, Kvalan, Shekwan
Population

24 (2000 P. Li). Ethnic population: 1,000 (Tsukida and Tsuchida 2007).

Location

Yilan county: above Toucheng to Ilan and inland; migrants on east coast in Hualien county: Fengpin township, Hsishe village.

Language Status

8b (Nearly extinct).

Dialects

Kareovan (Kareowan).

Typology

VOS.

Language Use

Moribund (2000 S. Wurm). Most shifted to Min Nan Chinese [nan] (Tsukida and Tsuchida 2007). Home. A few elderly speakers (Tsukida and Tsuchida 2007). Neutral attitudes. Also use Amis [ami], Min Nan Chinese [nan].

Language Development
Dictionary. Grammar. Texts.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Sinicized.

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