Pazeh 2010

Asian Geographic - - Heritage -

Taichung and Miaoli, Tai­wan (ROC) Pazeh was the lan­guage of a com­mu­nity of Tai­wanese abo­rig­i­nals of the same name. Closely re­lated to Saisiyat, the lan­guage went ex­tinct in 2010, fol­low­ing the death at age 96 of Pan Jin-yu, the one re­main­ing flu­ent na­tive speaker. North An­daman Is­land, In­dia Aka-bo was the lan­guage of the Bo tribe. The last speaker, Boa Sr., passed away in Jan­uary 2010, lead­ing to the ex­tinc­tion of one of the old­est and most lin­guis­ti­cally di­verse lan­guages. Tayabas, Que­zon Prov­ince, Lu­zon, Philip­pines Over decades, the lan­guage was as­sim­i­lated into the wide­lyused Ta­ga­log. In 2010, two re­main­ing elders of the com­mu­nity caused the lan­guage to die out as they re­fused to share or record it. ag

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