Pazeh people formerly lived in the central area of Taiwan, labeled by dark purple.
The Pazeh (or Pazih; 巴則海 or 巴宰) people, including the Kaxabu, are the descendants of the Tsouic Pazeh speaking indigenous people from the central Taiwanese areas of Taichung and Miaoli. Due to the processes of acculturation and cultural assimilation, the majority of Taiwanese who identify themselves as Pazeh reside in the Ai-lan district in the central city of Puli, Nantou.
The current Pazih community is located around the Ai-lan (愛蘭) Taiwanese Presbyterian Church, which provides support for the Pazeh cultural revival and political mobilization. The Ai-lan Pazih are currently petitioning Taiwan's government for official status as a recognized tribe of Taiwanese Aborigines.