Papora people

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Papora people
Papora, Vupuran, Bopalat, Basagar, Babusagar
Papora women.jpg
Papora women dancing on the annual ceremony Khantian.
Total population
Around 300
Regions with significant populations
Taichung and Nantou in Taiwan
Papora, Taiwanese, Mandarin
Animism, Taoism, Buddhism, Christianity
Related ethnic groups

The Papora (Chinese: 拍瀑拉; pinyin: Bābùlā) are a Taiwanese indigenous people. They lived primarily in the area around Taichung and the Taiwanese western coastal littoral. During the Ming and Qing dynasties, the Dutch East India Company traded with the Papora and provide records of life among them.

Notable people[edit]

  • Jolin Tsai (born 1980), Taiwanese singer, has one fourth Papora blood.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "平埔詩歌》Jolin 也是拍瀑拉後裔". Jolin Tsai's Official Website. Jolin Tsai's Official Website. Archived from the original on 11 November 2013. Retrieved 16 May 2014.