Information from: “Siraya: retrieving the phonology, grammar and lexicon of a dormant Formosan language” . Alexander Adelaar (2011) Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton
The Tainan Ping-pu Siraya Culture Association has for some time been striving for the maintenance of the Siraya cultural heritage, including the revival of the Siraya language. The Association recently released a Trilingual Siraya textbook (Macapili et al. 2010).
Information from: “Reviving Siraya: A case for language engineering” (212-234) . Adelaar, Alexander (2013)
"Siraya became a dormant language at the beginning of last century, although reportedly there are people today who still remember Siraya words (Huang, Macapili & Talavan 2013)."
OTHER LANGUAGES USED BY THE COMMUNITY
Taiwanese Southern Min; Mandarin
LANGUAGE CONTEXT COMMENTS
"While still denied by the central government, this status was granted by the government of Tainan City in 2005... Siraya identity and aspects of the Siraya culture and belief system are still alive, and various Siraya villages have their own cultural association... Since its foundation in 1999, the TPSCA has been active in many projects, such as the organization of various summer camps for the promotion of Siraya language and culture (since 2007) as well as teacher-training seminars and language classes in four elementary schools (since 2009), the compilation of a trilingual Siraya-Chinese-English dictionary (Macapili 2008), and the development of language course material (in 2012) (Huang, Macapili & Talavan 2013)."
Scripts (Writing system)
Information from: “Ethnologue: Languages of the World, 18th Edition” . Lewis, M. Paul, Gary F. Simons, and Charles D. Fennig · SIL International
"Revitalization efforts since 1990s through Tainan Ping-pu Siraya Culture Association."
"Southwest, Tainan area, Peimen to Hengchun to Tapu."