Yami language

Yami language (Chinese: 雅美語), also known as Tao language (Chinese: 達悟語), is a Malayo-Polynesian language spoken by the Tao people of Orchid Island, 46 kilometers southeast of Taiwan. It is a member of the Ivatan dialect continuum.

Yami
ciciring no Tao
Native toTaiwan
EthnicityTao
Native speakers
3,800 (2006)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3tao
Glottologyami1254
ELPTao
Linguasphere31-CAA-a
Yami
Orchid Island in Taiwan
Yami
Yami (Southeast Asia)
Coordinates: 22°03′N 121°32′E

Yami is known as ciriciring no Tao 'human speech' by its native speakers. Native speakers prefer the 'Tao' name.[1]


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