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Out of the 375,000 ethnic minorities, only nine conspicuous tribes still dominate Taiwan. These tribes are Ami, Atayal, Bunun, Paiwan, Puyuma, Rukai, Saisiyat, Tsao, and Yami.


Alliance of Taiwan Aborigines Statement to UNWGIP __ Report of the Alliance of Taiwan Aborigines in the World Conference on Human Rights, Vienna, 14-25 June, 1993 - From taiwandocuments.org - http://www.taiwandocuments.org/ata.htm 

Minorities At Risk (MAR) __ Learn what the future might hold for Taiwan's aboriginal people. - From MAR - http://www.cidcm.umd.edu/mar/assessment.asp?groupId=71301   
Music of Taiwan Aborigines __ "The music of Taiwan aborigines is unique. When other tribes of this group in South-east Asia developed, beside vocal folk songs, a series of percussion instruments music and a wide range of dance music, Taiwan aborigines devoted themselves almost exclusively to vocal music- the kind of vocal music most rich and complicated both in its styles and its contents." A good article covering history and culture. - From Camil Music - http://www-camil.music.uiuc.edu/musedex/taiwan/tai-aborigines/tai-abo2.htm 


TAIWAN: Aborigines want to fight stereotypes on own TV station __ "Aborigines want their own television station to revise the twisted image of Aborigines portrayed on Taiwanese television." Politics and entertainment mix it up once again. - from UCLA - http://www.asiamedia.ucla.edu/article.asp?parentid=6461 

Taiwan's aborigines demand Lu's apology __ "Taiwan's aborigines ... demanded Vice President Annette Lu apologize for blaming them for the natural disasters in the mountains, and for telling them to leave the nation." News story. - From The China Post - http://www.chinapost.com.tw/taiwan/detail.asp?ID=50650&GRP=B


Taiwan's aborigines fight for survival __ Learn about culture clash and the possible end for much indigenous tradition. - illustrated - From BBC - http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/2515843.stm 

 TiT Culture: The Tribes of Taiwan __ Learn about the indigenous cultures of Taiwan with text and photo. "Before the Han Chinese immigration began in the mid-1600s, Taiwan was inha-bited by people belonging to the Austronesian race, the members of which lived in a vast area extending from Madagascar in the west to Hawaii and Easter Island in the east, and from New Zealand in the south to Taiwan in the north. Taiwan's aborigines are believed to have come from the Malay archipelago in different waves about 6,000 years ago at the earliest and less than 1,000 years ago at the latest." - illustrated - From Vision International Publishing Co - http://www.sinica.edu.tw/tit/culture/0795_TribesOfTaiwan.html


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