Thao

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A language of Taiwan

Alternate Names
Chui-Huan, Chuihwan, Sao, Sau, Shao, Suihwan, Vulung
Population

No known L1 speakers. Last speaker died in 2017. Ethnic population: 300 (Tsukida and Tsuchida 2007).

Location

Nantou county: Sun Moon Lake southeast shore, Te-hua village, and Ta-p’ing-lin, 14 km away.

Language Status

9 (Dormant).

Dialects

Brawbaw, Shtafari.

Typology

VSO, SVO.

Language Development
Dictionary. Grammar. Texts.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Cooperation with the Bunun [bnn], intermarriage with Bunun women, loanwords from Bunun.

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