Babuza language

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Native to Taiwan
Ethnicity Babuza, Taokas
Extinct ca. 2000[1]
Taokas (extinct)
Language codes
ISO 639-3 bzg (with Favorlang)
Glottolog babu1240[2]
(orange) The Babuza, Papora-Hoanya, and Thao languages

Babuza is a Formosan language of the Babuza and Taokas, indigenous peoples of Taiwan. It is related to or perhaps descended from Favorlang, attested from the 16th century.

Babuza was once spoken along much of the western coast of Taiwan. Its two rather divergent dialects, Poavosa and extinct Taokas, were separated by Papora and Pazeh.

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  1. ^ Babuza at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Babuza". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 

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