Taroko people

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Taroko people
Families of the outer Truku chief-general and deputy chief-general.jpg
The families of the outer Truku chief-general and deputy chief-general
Total population
32,333 (January 2020)[1]
Regions with significant populations
Truku, Mandarin
Animism, Christianity
Related ethnic groups
Taiwanese Aborigines

The Taroko people (Chinese: 太魯閣族; pinyin: Tàilǔgézú), also known as Truku people, are an Indigenous Taiwanese people. Taroko is also the name of the area of Taiwan where the Taroko reside. The Executive Yuan, Republic of China has officially recognized the Taroko since 15 January 2004. The Taroko are the 12th aboriginal group in Taiwan to receive this recognition.

Previously, the Taroko and the related Seediq people were classified in the Atayal group.[2] The Taroko people demanded a separate status for themselves in a "name rectification" campaign.

The Taroko resisted and fought the Japanese in the 1914 Truku War.

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Truku Introduction". Council of Indigenous Peoples. 2 July 2020. Retrieved 2021-06-09.
  2. ^ "Truku". Digital Museum of Taiwan Indigenous People. Archived from the original on 2014-12-04.