Nataoran language

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Native to Taiwan
Ethnicity Ami, Sakizaya
Native speakers
5  (2000)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 ais
Glottolog nata1254[2]
(purple) Greater Ami. Nataoran and Sakizaya are in the north.

Nataoran is one of the Formosan languages of the Amis and Sakizaya, indigenous tribal peoples living along the east coast of Taiwan. The Sakizaya variety is highly divergent, and sometimes considered a separate language from Nataoran, but in recent years both have begun to converge with Central Amis, which is culturally dominant.


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