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Extinct: no
Family: Malayo-Polynesian
Branch: Formosan
Continent: Asia
Country: Taiwan
 
Region: Mountains in the northeast, south of the Ketagalan area.
Countries Where Spoken: 63,000 speakers (1993 Johnstone), 78,957 in ethnic group (1989 govt. figure).
Countries Where Official: Taiwan
   
Native Speakers: 63,000
Speakers Total: 78,957
  
Phrasebase members who speak Atayal at a native level: 0
Phrasebase members who speak Atayal at a conversational level: 0
Phrasebase members primary language they are trying to learn is Atayal: 0
Phrasebase members secondary language they are trying to learn is Atayal: 0
  
Three Letter Code: TAY
Alternative Names: TAYAL, TYAL, TAIYAL, ATAIYAL, ATTAYAL, TAIJYAL, BONOTSEK, SHABOGALA, TAKONAN, TANGAO, YUKAN
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Summary: People in some areas are quite bilingual. In some areas Atayal is in active use. NT 1974.
 

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