Vocabulary of the Week
Language: Sakizaya (Sakuzaya)abinung
Example: Tadatakalaw ku langaw nina abinung
.This coconut tree grows too high.Did you know?
The Sakizaya people were thought to have been extinct after an attempted genocide called the Takobowan Incident in 1878, after which the remaining ones had to assimilate with other peoples, such as the Amis, to protect their identity. They also discreetly maintained their culture and language for many years. Anthropologists considered the Sakizaya as a subgroup of the Amis people.
In 2004, the Sakizaya community presented a petition to recognize the Sakizaya as an official, distinct ethnic group. It was officialy filed on 13 October 2005 and eventually approved on 17 January 2007.