[aka Northern Amis, Nataoran, Natawran]

Classification: Austronesian



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Northern Amis, Nataoran, Natawran, Tauran, Sprache von Formosa, Nataoran Amis, 南勢阿美語, 撒奇萊雅語, 北部阿美語

Austronesian, East Formosan, Central East Formosan

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The so-called Northern Amis is a cover term for Nataoran Amis and Sakizaya. Scholars have different opinions regarding the status of Sakizaya. Some people consider it a dialect of Northern Amis whereas some scholars propose that Sakizaya should be regarded as an independent language. This language entry may contain both information on Sakizaya as a dialect and as an independent language.

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