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Kanakanabu in Taiwan

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
300 Bunun Christianity 75.00 % 30.00 % No No   

Kanakanabu in Taiwan

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Introduction / History
The Kanakanabu reside in central Taiwan around Minchuan village, Sanmin Township, Kaohsiung County. The Kanakanabu language is nearly extinct. There are currently just 6 to 8 speakers of the language among an ethnic population of a few hundred people. The Kanakanabu are sinicized. They now speak Taiwanese, Mandarin, and/or Bunun.

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Country: Taiwan
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, Northeast
10/40 Window: Yes
Location in Country:Namaxia, in Gao Hsiong
(Source: Field worker)
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Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
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People Name in Country: Kanakanabu
People Name General: Kanakanabu
ROP3 Code: 104550
Joshua Project People ID: 12484
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 300
Population all Countries: 300
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: East Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Taiwan Indigenous
People Name General: Kanakanabu
Ethnic Code: AUG01a
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Primary Language: Bunun
Language Code (ISO): bnn    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Chinese, Min Nan (Unknown)Kanakanabu (Unknown)
Total Languages: 3
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity75.00 %(Evangelical: 30.00 %)
Ethnic Religions25.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
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Progress Scale[6]   Evangelicals have a significant presence.
Least-Reached: No
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1952-1990
New Testament:
Complete Bible: None Reported
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Kanakanabu in Taiwan

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People Cluster
    Taiwan Indigenous     Asia, Northeast    
      Kanakanabu Taiwan    
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            Kanakanabu in Taiwan          
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      Christianity     Bunun  
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