Pazeh people

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Pazeh people formerly lived in the central area of Taiwan, labeled by dark purple.

The Pazeh (or Pazih; 巴則海 or 巴宰) people, including the Kaxabu, are the descendants of the Pazeh-speaking indigenous people from Taichung and Miaoli areas of Taiwan. Due to the processes of acculturation and cultural assimilation, the majority of Taiwanese who identify themselves as Pazeh reside in the Ai-lan district (愛蘭地區) in the central city of Puli, Nantou.[1]

Current status[edit]

The current Pazih community is located around the Ai-lan (愛蘭) Taiwanese Presbyterian Church, which provides support for the Pazeh cultural revival and political mobilization. The Ai-lan Pazih are currently petitioning Taiwan's government for official status as a recognized Taiwanese Aboriginal ethnic group.

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