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Austronesian Language Family

A research by Dhani Irwanto, 16 January 2017

The Austronesian language family stretches halfway around the world, covering a wide geographic area from Madagascar to Easter Island, and from Taiwan and Hawai to New Zealand. 2,748 more words

Book

Dwarves Who Fell

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Legends and myths about “the little folk” are common throughout the world. From pygmies and pixies to dwarves and fairies, these fantastic beings are found in the traditional tales of cultures as far-flung as those of Greece, Germany, India and Indonesia. 808 more words

Folklore

Paiwan Origin Myths

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With a population of around ten thousand, the aboriginal Paiwan people forms the third largest Austronesian ethnic group of Taiwan. The Paiwan’s traditional territory span both sides of the southern portion of Taiwan’s central mountain range. 750 more words

Folklore

Tattooed Faces

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The Atayal people (also Tayal or Tayan), of the mountains of north-central Taiwan, are an Austronesian people who have called the island home for thousands of years. 492 more words

Folklore

The Rooster’s Crow

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Why do roosters crow? Why do stags have such magnificent antlers? Why do dogs make good deer-hunting companions? This is a short Taiwanese aboriginal folktale that answers these questions. 397 more words

Folklore

Monoracial? Definitely not!

The Japanese people (日本人 Nihonjin) are an ethnic group native to Japan. Japanese make up 98.5% of the total population of their country. Worldwide, approximately 130 million people are of Japanese descent; of these, approximately 127 million are residents of Japan. 386 more words

Japanese

Taiwanese Language: Indonesian 印尼語也是台灣的語言之一

I was recording some notes in a Starbucks* on Shida Road when two people sat down next to me and, given their proximity in the crowded store, I couldn’t help but eavesdrop on their conversation. 471 more words

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