Puyuma language

The Puyuma language or Pinuyumayan (Chinese: 卑南語; pinyin: Bēinányǔ), is the language of the Puyuma, an indigenous people of Taiwan. It is a divergent Formosan language of the Austronesian family. Most speakers are older adults.

Puyuma
Pinuyumayan
Native toTaiwan
EthnicityPuyuma people
Native speakers
8,500 (2002)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3pyu
Glottologpuyu1239
ELPPuyuma
Linguasphere30-JAA-a
(red) Puyuma

Puyuma is one of the more divergent of the Austronesian languages and falls outside reconstructions of Proto-Austronesian.


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