Makatao man and woman in Chinese painting.
|More than 20,000|
|Regions with significant populations|
|Pingtung, Taitung in Taiwan|
|Makatao, Taiwanese, Mandarin|
|Animism, Taoism, Buddhism, Christianity|
|Related ethnic groups|
|Siraya, Taivoan, Taiwanese Aborigines|
The Makatao people (Chinese: 馬卡道族), also written Makatau or Makattau, are an indigenous people in Taiwan. The Makatao originally settled around lowland Kaohsiung in Southern Taiwan, later largely migrating to Pingtung and even further to Taitung in the early 19th century due to the influx of Chinese immigrants.
The indigenous people historically called themselves Makatao or Tau.
- Tsuchida, Shigeru; Yamada, Yukihiro; Moriguchi, Tsunekazu (1991). Linguistic Materials of the Formosan Sinicized Populations I: Siraya and Basai. The University of Tokyo Department of Linguistics. p. 29.