Papora-Hoanya language

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Native to Taiwan
Ethnicity Papora, Hoanya
Extinct (date missing)
  • Papora
  • Hoanya
Language codes
ISO 639-3 ppu
Glottolog papo1239[1]
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(orange) The Papora-Hoanya, Babuza, and Thao languages

The Sinicized Papora and Hoanya dialects constituted a Formosan language of Taiwan. They were spoken across the middle western side of the island, around Lishui, Chingshui, Shalu, and inland to Taichung.[2]

Papora is also spelled Papola, Bupuran, Vupuran; another name is Hinapavosa.


  1. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Papora". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  2. ^ Ethnologue