Nataoran language

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Native to Taiwan
Ethnicity Ami, Sakizaya
Native speakers
653[1] (2012)[2]
  • Sakizaya
Language codes
ISO 639-3 ais
Glottolog nata1254[3]
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(purple) Greater Ami. Nataoran and Sakizaya are in the north.

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


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  2. ^ Nataoran at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  3. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Nataoran Amis". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.