Taroko people

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Mokka and their house.jpg
A Rukai village Chief visiting Department of Anthropology in Tokyo Imperial University during the Japanese rule.
Regions with significant populations
Truku, Mandarin
Animism, Christianity
Related ethnic groups
Taiwanese Aborigines

The Taroko (Chinese: 太魯閣族; pinyin: Tàilǔgé zú, also romanized as Truku) people are an Indigenous Taiwanese people. Taroko is also the name of the area of Taiwan where the Truku 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.[1] The Taroko people demanded a separate status for themselves in a "name rectification" campaign.

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

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Truku" Archived 2014-12-04 at the Wayback Machine. dmtip.gov.tw