Babuza language

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Babuza
Native to Taiwan
Ethnicity 35 Babuza, Taokas (no date)[1]
Native speakers
down to 3–4 by 2000 (date missing)[1]
Early form
Dialects
  • Poavosa
  • Taokas (extinct)
Language codes
ISO 639-3 bzg (with Favorlang)
Glottolog babu1240[2]
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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 (15th ed., 2005)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Babuza". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 

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