Thursday, March 23, 2017

CHINA-TAIWANThe officially recognized indigenous population of Taiwan numbers 534,561 people (2013), or 2.28% of the total population. Fourteen indigenous peoples are officially recognized. In addition, there are at least nine Ping Pu (“plains or lowland”) indigenous peoples who are denied official recognition. Most of Taiwan/China’s indigenous peoples live in the hills and central mountains, on the east coast, and in the central and south regions. The main challenges facing indigenous peoples in Taiwan continue to be rapidly disappearing cultures and languages, low social status and very little political or economic influence. (IWGIA)

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