Babuza language

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Native toTaiwan
Ethnicity35 Babuza, Taokas (date missing)[1]
Extinct(date missing)[1]
Early form
  • Poavosa
  • Taokas (extinct)
Language codes
ISO 639-3bzg (with Favorlang)
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(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 17th 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. ^ a b Babuza at Ethnologue (19th ed., 2016)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Babuza". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.