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Extinct: no
Family: Malayo-Polynesian
Branch: Formosan
Continent: Asia
Country: Taiwan
 
Region: Southern, southeastern mountains.
Countries Where Spoken: 53,000 speakers (1981 Wurm and Hattori), 60,434 in ethnic group (1989 govt. figure).
Countries Where Official: Taiwan
   
Native Speakers: 53,000
Speakers Total: 60,434
  
Phrasebase members who speak Paiwan at a native level: 0
Phrasebase members who speak Paiwan at a conversational level: 0
Phrasebase members primary language they are trying to learn is Paiwan: 0
Phrasebase members secondary language they are trying to learn is Paiwan: 0
  
Three Letter Code: PWN
Alternative Names: PAIUAN, PAYOWAN, LI-LI-SHA, SAMOBI, SAMOHAI, SAPREK, TAMARI, KADAS, KALE-WHAN, KAPIANGAN, KATAUSAN, BUTANGLU, STIMUL
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Summary: NT 1973-1993.
 

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