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Atayal Language
(4,186 words)

1. General

The Atayalic group of languages is treated as one of ten primary subgroups of the Austronesian family (Blust 1999). It occupies the northern half of Táiwān, covering eight counties, with a total population of 83,700 (government census in December 2012). It is comprised of Atayal (Tàiyǎ 泰雅) and Seediq, each with dialects of its own. Atayal, in turn, consists of two major dialect groups, Squliq and C'uli' (= Ts'ole'). Squliq dialects are al…

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Paul Jen-kuei LI, “Atayal Language”, in: Encyclopedia of Chinese Language and Linguistics, General Editor Rint Sybesma. Consulted online on 31 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2210-7363_ecll_COM_00000261>
First published online: 2015

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