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Extinct: no
Family: Malayo-Polynesian
Branch: Formosan
Continent: Asia
Country: Taiwan
 
Region: West central mountains southeast of Kagi around Mt. Ali.
Countries Where Spoken: 5,000 speakers (1982 McGill), 5,797 in ethnic group (1989 govt. figure).
Countries Where Official: Taiwan
   
Native Speakers: 5,000
Speakers Total: 5,797
  
Phrasebase members who speak Tsou at a native level: 0
Phrasebase members who speak Tsou at a conversational level: 0
Phrasebase members primary language they are trying to learn is Tsou: 0
Phrasebase members secondary language they are trying to learn is Tsou: 0
  
Three Letter Code: TSY
Alternative Names: TSU-U, TSOO, TSUOU, TSU-WO, TZO, TSO, NAMAKABAN, NIITAKA, TIBOLA, TIBOLAH, TIBOLAK, TIBOLAL
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Summary: Bilingualism in Mandarin. Iimutsu is extinct (1981 Wurm and Hattori). The people speak Tsou in daily life. Young people speak Mandarin. Some linguistic work has been done.
 

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