Siraya

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A language of Taiwan

Alternate Names
Baksa, Formosan, Sideia, Sideis, Sideisch, Siraia, Siraiya, “Pepo-Hwan” (pej.), “Pepohoan” (pej.)
Population

No known L1 speakers. No fluent native speakers since 1908. Some older semi-speakers (2008 C. Huang).

Location

Tainan Municipality: Hengchun to Peimen to Tapu.

Language Status

9 (Dormant).

Dialects

Siraya, Makatao (Makattao, Takaraya, Tta’o), Pangsoia-Dolatok, Lamai.

Language Development

Dictionary. Revitalization efforts since 1990s through Tainan Ping-pu Siraya Culture Association.

Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Sinicized.

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