[aka Pyuma, Pilam, Pelam]

Classification: Austronesian


severely endangered

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Pyuma, Pilam, Pelam, Piyuma, Panapanayan, Kadas, Tipun, Sprache von Formosa, Proto-Puyuma, 卑南語

Austronesian, Puyuma

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Puyuma, meaning 'unity, concord' or 'send to the field', is an autonym used by the Nanwang community (Teng 2008). Puyuma is now used as a generic term for all the dialects together, because it is the most recognized name in the academic literature.

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