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

New Taipei Municipality, 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).

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.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Sinicized.

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