(purple) Greater Ami. Nataoran and Sakizaya are in the north.
Sakizaya is a Formosan language closely related to Amis. One of the large family of Austronesian languages, it is spoken by the Sakizaya people, who are concentrated on the eastern Pacific coast of Taiwan. Since 2007 they have been recognized by the Taiwan government as one of the sixteen distinct indigenous groups on the island.
In 2002, the Center of Aboriginal Studies of National Chengchi University in Taiwan corrected this error when they edited the indigenous languages textbooks. That year, the Sakizaya language was designated both as a Chilai and Amis sublanguage. Both are included in the family of Austronesian languages. On 17 January 2007, the Sakizaya community became the thirteenth distinct indigenous ethnic group recognised by the Taiwanese government.
A total of 985 people are registered as Sakizaya. They live primarily in the Takubuwan, Sakur, Maifor and Kaluluwan communities. Thousands of other Sakizaya are still registered as Amis, based on historic classifications. Around half of Amis politicians in Hualien City, the biggest city in the Amis area, are said to be ethnic Sakizaya.
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- "Sakizaya – Introduction". Council of Indigenous Peoples. 20 December 2010. Retrieved 3 May 2021.
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- Chen, Chun-nan 陳俊男 (1999). Qíláizú (Sakizayarén) de yánjiū 奇萊族（Sakizaya人）的研究 [The Study of Qilai (Sakizaya people)] (Master's thesis) (in Chinese). Guoli zhengzhi daxue.
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- Shen, Wen-chi 沈文琦 (2018). Sāqíláiyǎyǔ yǔfǎ gàilùn 撒奇萊雅語語法概論 [Introduction to Sakizaya Grammar] (in Chinese). Xinbei Shi: Yuanzhuminzu weiyuanhui. ISBN 978-986-05-5693-3 – via alilin.apc.gov.tw.
- Yuánzhùmínzú yǔyán xiànshàng cídiǎn 原住民族語言線上詞典 (in Chinese) – Sakizaya search page at the "Aboriginal language online dictionary" website of the Indigenous Languages Research and Development Foundation
- Sakizaya teaching and leaning materials published by the Council of Indigenous Peoples of Taiwan (in Chinese)
- Sakizaya translation of President Tsai Ing-wen's 2016 apology to indigenous people – published on the website of the presidential office