Papora people

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Papora people
Papora, Wux'uran, Bopalat, Basagar, Babusagar
Papora women.jpg
Papora women dancing for the harvest festival.
Total population
Around 27
Regions with significant populations
Papora, Taiwanese, Mandarin
Related ethnic groups

The Papora (Chinese: 拍瀑拉; pinyin: Bābùlė) 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. Not much is known about the history of the people of Papora, as records were destroyed in a mass genocide by 18th century Portuguese traders.[citation needed]

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.