Atayalic languages

Atayalic
Geographic
distribution
Northern Taiwan
Linguistic classificationAustronesian
Subdivisions
Linguasphere30-AA
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The Atayalic languages are a group of Formosan languages spoken in northern Taiwan. Robert Blust considers them to form a primary branch within the Austronesian language family, However, Paul Jen-kuei Li groups them into the Northern Formosan branch, which includes the Northwestern Formosan languages.

Classification

Atayal people resides in central and northern Taiwan, along the Xueshan mountains. The image depicts two major dialect groups of Atayal language.

Li (1981) and Li (1982) classify the Atayalic languages and dialects as follows:[2]

  • Atayalic
    • Atayal
      • Squliq Atayal
        • Squliq
        • Maspaziʔ
        • Pyanan
        • Lmuan
        • Habun Bazinuq
        • Syanuh
        • Kulu
        • ŋŋupa
        • Haga-Paris
        • Kubaboo
        • Rghayuŋ
      • C'uli' Atayal (also known as Ts'ole' Atayal)
        • Skikun, Mnibuʔ
        • Mnawyan
        • Mayrinax (includes female and male registers)
        • Mabatuʔan
        • Matabalay
        • Sakuxan
        • Palŋawan
        • Mkgugut
        • Pyahaw
        • Ryuhiŋ
        • Mtlaŋan
        • Knŋyan
    • Seediq
      • Toŋan
      • Toda
      • Truwan
      • Inago
Other Languages
македонски: Атајалски јазици
Nederlands: Atayalische talen
中文: 泰雅語群