Native Taiwanese

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Native Taiwanese may refer to descendants of:

The first two usages are similar to the Chinese usage of benshengren (Chinese: 本省人; literally: "people of this province") in Taiwan. The third is similar to other English terms like "Native American".


  1. ^ More than 18 million, the "native" Taiwanese, are descendants of Chinese who migrated from Fujian and Guangdong Provinces on the mainland, primarily in the 18th and 19th centuries.
  2. ^
  3. ^ Such as "Commission for Native Taiwanese Affairs" in Taipei City
  4. ^
  5. ^ Liu Shao-hua (29 Aug 2000). "Genes, ethics and Aborigines". Taipei Times. p. 2. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Tzeng, Shih-jung (2009). From Honto Jin to Bensheng Ren- the Origin and Development of the Taiwanese National Consciousness. Lanham, Md.: University Press of America. ISBN 0761844716. 
  • Hontojin (zh)