Seediq

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A language of Taiwan

Alternate Names
Bu-Hwan, Che-Hwan, Daiya-Ataiyal, Hogo, Iboho, Saediq, Sazek, Sedek, Sedeq, Sediakk, Sedik, Sediq, Seedakka, Seedek, Seedeq, Seedik, Sejiq, Shedekka, Taroko, Taruku, Toda, Toroko
Autonym
Seediq
Population

20,000 (2008 R. Covell).

Location

Hualien county: inland from coast; Nantou county; Yunlin county: small area in Nan’ao township. Central mountains.

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Language Status

4 (Educational).

Dialects

Teruku (Truku), Te’uda (Tuuda), Tekedaya (Paran, Tkdaya). Dialects differ mainly in phonology and lexicon, some in grammar.

Typology

VOS; prepositions; noun head initial; voice and aspect; causatives; 19 consonants and 4 vowels; stress on the penultimate syllable; inclusive/exclusive pronouns; verb serialization.

Language Use

Most also use Min Nan Chinese [nan] (Tsukida 2005). Also use Japanese [jpn], especially elderly individuals.

Language Development
Used as requested in special classes in schools. Dictionary. Grammar. Bible: 2005.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

‘Taroko’, person, used by the coastals; ‘Sediq’, person, used by those in the mountains.

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