Kanakanabu

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A language of Taiwan

Alternate Names
Kanabu, Kanakanavu
Population

L1 users: 4 (2012 P. Jen-Kuei). A few other semi-speakers who have passive knowledge of the language (2012 P. Jen-Kuei). Ethnic population: 250 (UNESCO).

Location

Kaohsiung county: Sanmin township, Minchuan village area.

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Language Status

8b (Nearly extinct).

Typology

13 consonants and 4 vowels.

Language Use

Moribund (2000 S. Wurm). Shifted to Bunun [bnn], Taiwanese [nan], or Mandarin [cmn]. Also use Bunun [bnn], Mandarin Chinese [cmn].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 8%. Grammar.
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