Formosan

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Synonyms for Formosan

the Austronesian languages spoken on Formosa

of or relating to or characteristic of the island republic on Taiwan or its residents or their language

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The speakers of Formosan languages, (1) the aboriginal peoples of Taiwan, inhabit the northern border of the areas in which the Austronesian-speaking population is distributed (Figure 1).
Formosan languages are of special interest to Austronesian historical linguists, and recently some of them have begun to regard Formosan as key to the reconstruction of Proto-Austronesian (Pawley and Ross 1993).